Who died and made Plato the king of Athenian democratic ideation?

Plato’s warnings against mass enfranchisement too often overshadow his pupil’s iterations

The title of this post is a riff on a particularly funny joke from The Good Place, one of the better shows to air over the last decade. one character, Eleanor, asks “Who died and made Aristotle king of ethics?” to which Chidi, a dead ethics professor, says “Plato!” Ba dum tiss.

That’s not really important, I just wanted you to know so you didn’t think I …

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