Quotation by Leon Trotsky

There is a limit to the application of democratic methods. You can inquire of all the passengers as to what type of car they like to ride in, but it is impossible to question them as to whether to apply the brakes when the train is at full speed and accident threatens.
Leon Trotsky (1879–1940), Russian revolutionary. The History of the Russian Revolution, vol. 3, ch. 6 (1933).
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