The Social Contract and Other Later Political Writings 8.2分
读书笔记 Political Economy
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If we are told that it is good that a single person perish for all, I will admire this statement from the mouth of a worthy and virtuous patriot who voluntarily and out of duty consecrates himself to die for his country's safety: but if what is meant is that the government is permitted to sacrifice one innocent person for the safety of the many, I hold this to be one of the most execrable maxims that tyranny ever invented, the most false that might be advanced, the most dangerous that might be accepted, and the most directly contrary to the fundamental laws of society.

I read this line years ago on this book, but then could not remember where to find it... until today.

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