As Aristoteles foresighted, in my personal point of view, and as a conclusion, all citizens should have, by default, an highly degree of freedom and for that should be responsible and their leaders as well. The problem is that we can't have unbalanced weights in the same scale. Lets take tyranny forms/shapes in any way, mostly have resulted in decayed societies; Even the greatest empires didn't last, because at some point someone lost their focus on what was essential at that time, being that efforts on technology development, army defense, or leisure. Whats the point of having power in the hands if that sames hands are full of dirt and disrespect for the basics.
I don't believe in fairy tales, but todays disproportions can only bring suffering (.... ) Drucker (management consultant) seen it in the industry context, where he discoursed about the huge salary gaps between workers at a same organization in the XX century, that would undermine the path of such unit and hence, globally, societies. ( and this just one bit of an issue....)
So what could be done? How to teach someone to refrain its power and greed desires, if even the controlling institutions can't assume their role and mostly have doubtful and promiscuous relations with their pairs. By the way, what is a modern society? Where do go democracies? Are citizens aware enough to get empowered to be heard?
Even the great leader and visionary has to be humble to see by the citizens eyes.