How Is Plato’s Republic Relevant Today?

(Slate::Quora) – Quora Contributor:

Written in ancient Greece at a time of major political decay, Plato’s Republic is becoming increasingly relevant for anyone who cares about justice or has an interest in restoring the political health of our communities.

In the Republic, just as there are five different regime types, there are also five corresponding characters of men, and they each give birth to the next: aristocracy, timocracy, oligarchy, democracy, and tyranny. These regime types can also be read in order of excellence. …

slate 2016/07/23 republic

Plato, by Raphael


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