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Then, as we agree on this, if a man puts anyone to death or expels him from a city or deprives him of his property, whether he does it as a despot or an orator, because he thinks it better for himself though it is really worse, that man, I take it, does what he thinks fit, does he not?


Now is it also what he wishes, supposing it to be really bad? Why do you not answer?

No, I do not think he does what he wishes.

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