The Core Curriculum, Series 2, Episode 9: Republic, Book 9

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Jay Eldred and Charles Hackney talk about the ninth book of Plato’s Republic.

Show Notes

Of all the tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.  It may be better to live under robber barons than under the omnipotent moral busybodies.  The robber barons cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

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