Popper once wrote a book called The Open Society and its Enemies. In it, he shows that the value of a political institution is in its capacity to identify and eliminate error. If a political institution blocks the means through which errors and misconceptions can be identified, it is called an enemy of the open society. Popper uses the growth of scientific knowledge as an example. Any institution that enforces their dogmatic views prevents the growth of knowledge. So, any political institution that prevents the means through which errors can be identified also prevents growth of a society? Is consent so important for the same reason open political institutions are? Because by removing consent, one removes the means through which errors and misconceptions can be identified and removed? Thus preventing progress? Thoughts?