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[276b] we should never have met with the contention that there is no caring for them at all in statesmanship, though the earlier contention was justified that there is no art in the case of human beings that deserves the name of feeding, and if there be such an art, it belongs much more to many others than to the king.

Younger Socrates
Quite right.

Stranger
But no other art would advance a stronger claim than that of kingship to be the art of caring for the whole human community


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