“I cannot conceive, Socrates,” he
said, “unless it be in some need that those very constituents have
of one another.” “Perhaps that is a good
suggestion,” said I; “we must examine it and not hold
back. First of all, then, let us consider what will be the manner of life of
men thus provided. Will they not make bread and wine and garments and shoes?
And they will build themselves houses and carry on their work in summer for
the most part unclad and unshod and in winter clothed and