Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Opinion of the Many

“But why, Socrates, should we trouble ourselves about the opinion of the many, who just say anything that happens to occur to them?” (Plato, Protagoras)

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Good Men and the Reason to Rule

“And for this reason, I said, money and honour have no attraction for them; good men do not wish to be openly demanding payment for governing and so to get the name of hirelings, nor by secretly helping themselves out … Continue reading

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If a Few Only Share in the Virtues…

“Zeus feared that the entire race would be exterminated, and so he sent Hermes to them, bearing reverence and justice to be the ordering principles of cities and the bonds of friendship and conciliation. Hermes asked Zeus how he should … Continue reading

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