Wednesday, March 09, 2005

New Democracies

All of us know that democracy is no guarantee of honest government. It is, however, better than the alternatives from this point of view, because it establishes conditions where leaders and common citizens do not HAVE to be entirely corrupt. Hence, "freedom" in a very radical sense indeed. On the tyrant's fears, see Xenophon's very interesting little dialogue called "Hiero".

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