Plato: How Does Dictatorship Begin?


Paul S. Armstrong

There is something which the members of an oligarchy have come to accept as good, and which is the raison d’êtra of oligarchy… an insatiable greed for wealth – being too busy making money to pay attention to anything else – which causes its downfall.

So what I’m wondering is whether democracy’s downfall is also brought about by insatiable greed for what it defines as good…

Source: Plato: How Does Dictatorship Begin?


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