Plato’sWeird Political Trick That Could Save America

Plato’s “Republic” was the first great work of political philosophy, and the most influential philosophical text in history. In Book 6 of the Republic, Plato (through his character Socrates) presents the Allegory of the Ship of State to illustrate a common problem in politics. David Wood discusses how the allegory is a perfect story for understanding contemporary politics in the U.S.

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