The eternal dilemma of how to govern society

Plato devoted a lot of time to the classic dilemma regarding how to govern society. Inspired by the Spartans, he felt that the country should be ruled by a wise single ruler.

The problem itself was the question of how the ruler would become wise. A special education and training was considered necessary. Thereafter, this philosopher-king could lead the nation bravely, fairly and legally.

Today we are more inspired by the Athenian democracy. We turned the tables, the people would rule, the people became the single ruler.

And in order for the people to succeed with the art of leading the country correctly and not in the ruin, the people would instead be educated and schooled. And we created comprehensive plans and lots of institutions for this purpose.

Otherwise the same dilemma.

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