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Quote of the Week: Plato

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"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."

- Plato

 

 

 

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Submitted by Alejandro on
Is not that an elitist comment, coming from someone who grew up in an elitist democracy, where only selected men (not women, not slaves) were able to vote? What does he mean by "inferiors"? Less intelligent/educated? Don't they deserve voting as well? :)

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