How a Democracy Becomes Tyranny—According to Plato

A democracy is birthed because of frustrations with the ruling classes, and the citizens seek freedom from such (Rep. 557a). It then becomes a city of liberty and free speech (557b) and a manageable measure of equality (558c). However, the incessant drive for more equality redefines the traditional founding virtues of democracy so that they begin to … Continue reading How a Democracy Becomes Tyranny—According to Plato