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[293e] that must at that time and by such characteristics be declared to be the only right form of government. All other forms must be considered not as legitimate or really existent, but as imitating this; those states which are said to be well governed imitate it better, and the others worse.

Younger Socrates
Everything else that you have said seems reasonable; but that government should be carried on without laws is a hard saying.

Stranger
You got ahead of me a little with your question, Socrates;


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