Tao Te Ching

The Power of Goodness, the Wisdom Beyond Words
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“By the time of Plato's death, his hostile analysis of Athenian democracy was approaching apparent confirmation by history... the gap between rich and poor widened... the rich organized themselves for protection against the poor... debtors massacred their creditors en masse... the middle classes, as well as the rich began to distrust democracy as empowered envy and the poor distrusted it as a sham... the class war left Greece internally as well as internationally divided”

Will (and Ariel) Durant 1885 – 1981 CE
from Lessons of History

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