Plato’s Republic

In Book 8 of The Republic, Socrates goes into detail in his criticisms of democracy. What do you think of
Socrates’ criticisms? In this post, describe what parts of Socrates’ criticism are persuasive to you (if any) and
what parts are not persuasive. Additionally, think about what criticisms seem to make sense when applied to
democracy today, and what criticisms seem to have nothing to do with democracy as we understand it.

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