Marx, Mill and Neitzsche on the Tyranny of the Majority
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The paper discusses how Marx's Communist Manifesto insists on the proletariat's domination over the middle class, as a payback for eons of oppression. The paper then discusses how Nietzsche seems to believe that this "herd instinct" is not tolerable, and he prefers leadership by nobility.
From the Paper:"One often hears the phrase "The tyranny of the majority." Yet, as Marx clearly pointed out in his Communist Manifesto, it is the minority- the proletariats, the capitalists, namely the factory owners and investors, who sit back and collect the rewards on the backs of the working class. Marx and Engels blame industrialization for the plight of the laboring class: ""With the development of industry the proletariat not only increases in numbers; it becomes concentrated in greater masses, its strength grows" (Max and Engels 423). His moral justification for domination of the middle class and what he calls the bourgeoisie is that..."
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