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Is Democracy Really That Great?

Posted: 11-11-2016 02:40 AM
by Riddick
Plato thought it was a terrible idea. Most voters, he argued, are too stupid or unreliable to make good decisions, so we should instead be ruled by well-educated philosopher kings. In the New Yorker, Caleb Crain outlines the works of contemporary philosophers who have updated Plato’s argument. FULL STORY