The Republic (Plato) Essay | Aristocracy in Plato's The Republic and to Build a Democratic State

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Aristocracy in Plato's The Republic and to Build a Democratic State

Summary: In The Republic, by Plato, Plato constructed an ideal city where philosophers would rule. Governed by an aristocratic form of government, it took away some of the most basic rights a normal citizen should deserve. Freedom of choice, worship, and assembly were distressed.
In The Republic by Plato, Plato constructed an ideal city where Philosophers would rule. Governed by an aristocratic form of government, it took away some of the most basic rights a normal citizen should deserve, freedom of choice, worship, and assembly were distressed. Though the idea of philosopher kings is good on paper, fundamental flaws of the human kind even described by Plato himself prevent it from being truly successful. The idea of an ideal democratic government like what our founding fathers had envisioned is the most successful and best political form which will ensure individual freedom and keep power struggle to a minimum.

In Plato' "ideal" model of a city; he chose an aristocratic form of government, describing it as the rule of the most strong, wise and intelligent. In his system people are robbed of their basic...

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