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[293d] and whether they themselves are rich or poor—none of these things can be at all taken into account on any right method.

Younger Socrates
Excellent.

Stranger
And whether they purge the state for its good by killing or banishing some of the citizens, or make it smaller by sending out colonies somewhere, as bees swarm from the hive, or bring in citizens from elsewhere to make it larger, so long as they act in accordance with science and justice and preserve and benefit it by making it better than it was, so far as is possible,


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