• Even 51 per cent of a nation can establish a totalitarian and dictatorial règime, suppress minorities, and still remain democratic; there is, as we have said, little doubt that the American Congress and the French Chambre have a power over their respective nations which would rouse the envy of a Louis XIV or a George III were they alive today.

    Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn (1952). “Liberty or Equality: The Challenge of Our Times”, p.88, Ludwig von Mises Institute