Falling for the popular
The popular claim that the no-detention policy is impacting education quality detrimentally is totally false
The textbook case for succumbing to popular opinion is slaves and plebeians being thrown to the lions in ancient Rome. In fact, this was so popular that thousands would gather to see the gory spectacle. Closer home, the barbaric sentences pronounced by some khap panchayats have popular sanction of the community. Does popular opinion justify these brutal actions? Cultural relativists may explain these things, but even they would agree that these actions are morally and ethically wrong.