Socrates Democracy Tyranny Famous Quotes & Sayings

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In Plato's Republic, Socrates expresses great fear about democracy because it is, in his mind, synonymous with freedom. The result is tyranny. But modern times have brought us a different understanding of democracy as an ideal. It is how to give the appearance of democracy yet deny it in practice, ensuring that democracy in its false form gives consent by the people to a small group, the oligarchs. This is accomplished through a combination of the people's silence and a rigged system that changes a working democracy of public participation and deliberation to a charade.Noam Chomsky Socrates Democracy Tyranny Sayings By Noam Chomsky: In Plato's Republic, Socrates expresses great fear about democracy because it is, in his mind,