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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Joseph A. Herzenberg, November 18, 1985. Interview K-0008. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

The needs of the majority should guide policy

Herzenberg addresses the extent to which governments can exert power over their citizens. He believes that sometimes, "although a few people will quite truly have to suffer," the needs of the majority should guide policy. He insists that this treatment does not amount to thinking of Cane Creek residents as nobodies, although the interviewer seems to think that the local government, by ignoring the objections of those affected, did just that.

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Oral History Interview with Joseph A. Herzenberg, November 18, 1985. Interview K-0008. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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