Plato and the Disaster of Democracy

Dear Classical Wisdom Reader,

It’s one of the more… contentious elements of Plato’s work. But surely that means it’s even more deserving of our attention! Especially nowadays.

What exactly does Plato think about Democracy… and its inevitable direction? Van Bryan explains below.

But understanding what Plato really means does require going back to the original text… which doesn’t happen as often as we like. In fact, on that note, I do have an embarrassing confession:

While I’m sure most of you know of the Allegory of the cave, re-reading the original text may surprise you… and understanding what it meant then (and now) is certainly worth an important conversation, especially considering its impact over the millennia.

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