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2,400 years ago, Plato saw democracy would give rise to a tyrannical leader filled with “false and braggart words”

2,400 years ago, Plato saw democracy would give rise to a tyrannical leader filled with “false and braggart words”

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Plato was not a fan of democracy. Many might consider this just a blip on the philosopher’s otherwise excellent political analysis. But his description of the “democratic man” does give pause for thought. In the Republic, written in 380 BC, Plato describes such the democratic man—by which he means a …

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