Our political upheaval wasn't caused by mob rule, but by institutions designed to preserve elite oversight.

Boing Boing:

Even before the election of Donald Trump, America's pearl-clutching class has been invoking James Madison and his fear of "impetuous majorities" and his desire for "majority rule based on reason rather than passion," worried that the "adults" in the political halls were losing their grip and being forced into "extremism" by mob rule.

This concern is on full display in Jeffrey Rosen's latest Atlantic piece, and masterfully rebutted by Slate's Jamelle Bouie.

Dovetailing quite nicely with my piece in Episode 265, I think.