Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Sound Familiar........

This is on page 43 of Karl R. Popper's book:The Open Society and Its Enemies.

Worth a look.

"The transition from democracy to tyranny ,Plato says, is most easily brought about by a popular leader who knows how to exploit the class antagonism between the rich and the poor within the democratic state, and who succeeds in building up a bodyguard of a private army of his own. The people who have hailed him first as the champion of freedom are soon enslaved."

H/T Dashoes

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