Not democ­racy

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Plato’s Re­pub­lic de­scribes the fall from gov­ern­ment by the best (the Greek aris­tos) through tim­o­c­racy (where only prop­erty own­ers can par­tic­i­pate in gov­ern­ment) then oli­garchy to democ­racy (demos – the peo­ple) and fi­nally tyranny.

In­di­vid­u­als can­not best hope to view the needs of a coun­try from their in­di­vid­ual per­spec­tive.

Why? Be­cause in­di­vid­u­als tend to adopt some as­pect of im­port,

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