Saturday, December 21, 2013

Another Random Comment About Plato

In The Republic, Plato's Socrates, surrounded by his bevy of yes-men, tries to think up a way to run the ideal state. The option of setting up a democracy appears and is quickly knocked down on the grounds that such a government would inevitably collapse under the influence of money. Advocates for democracy might take this critique as a warning. Another use for this passage of The Republic is unspeakable.

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