What is the paradox of democracy?
If there are multiple paradoxes feel free to mention them. I am especially looking for the views of mainstream political philosophers on this. Have some of them officially labeled a particular tension within the framework of democracy as a 'paradox'? I'd be grateful if you mention it apart from the usual contradictions such as
- Libertarians hold democracy seeks both liberty and equality as goals but they are opposed to each other. 2.Democracy believes in the rule of majority but in practice many contemporary democracies follow the 'first past the post system' where the person who gets the maximum votes is elected irrespective of whether he/ she got a majority of the total votes or not. 3. Marxists hold political liberty(as safeguarded by liberal democracy) without socio-economic equality is meaningless 4. democracy believes in the dignity of the individual but his/her opinion counts only if he's in majority.