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The Republic by Plato
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Jul 09, 2008

really liked it

I'm really glad a read The Republic. Even though I knew anecdotes for the books, and the discourse centered around the ideal city-state, I did not realize that it was really about the nature of Justice.
I was surprised to discover how much I disagreed with some points, in particular Socrates' final definition of Justice. There were many chilling moments when I contrasted his conclusions to such dystopian literature such as Brave New World. I was also heavily struck by his criticisms of Democracy.
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Alejandro Teruel You´re in good company. Karl Popper´s wonderful "The Open Society and its Enemies" traces twentieth century totalitarianism back to this book....


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