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[628a] who in dealing with a single divided family will destroy none of them but reconcile them and succeed, by enacting laws for them, in securing amongst them thenceforward permanent friendliness.

A judge and lawgiver of that kind would be by far the best.

But mark this: his aim, in the laws he enacted for them, would be the opposite of war.

That is true.

And what of him who brings the State into harmony? In ordering its life would he have regard to external warfare

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