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[297d] which is committed in relation to it nowadays.

Younger Socrates
What is the error?

I will tell you what we must investigate; it is not at all familiar or easy to see, but let us try to grasp it nevertheless. Tell me this: Assuming that the form of government we have described is the only right form, donÕt you see that the other forms must employ its written laws if they are to be preserved by doing that which is approved of nowadays, although it is not perfectly right?

Younger Socrates
What is not perfectly right?

That no citizen shall dare to do anything contrary to the laws, and that he who does shall be punished by death

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