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[302b] men who have no knowledge of statesmanship, but think they have in every respect most perfect knowledge of this above all other sciences.

Younger Socrates
Very true.

Stranger
Is it, then, our duty to see which of these not right forms of government is the least difficult to live with, though all are difficult, and which is the most oppressive, although this is somewhat aside from the subject we had proposed for ourselves? On the whole, however, perhaps all of us have some such motive in mind in all that we are doing.

Younger Socrates
Yes, it is our duty, of course.


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