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Did He Create a Blissful Utopia or a Tyrannical Communist Nightmare? Plato’s Ancient Class System and Social Engineering Revealed

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Slaves working in a mine. The sustenance provided by slaves in Ancient Greece meant that citizens had free time to participate in politics.

Did He Create a Blissful Utopia or a Tyrannical Communist Nightmare? Plato’s Ancient Class System and Social Engineering Revealed

Perhaps surprisingly to some, classical Greek philosopher Plato was a social engineer; and he was the first of many “planners” to come. In essence, Plato, who laid the foundations of Western philosophy and science, was the first communist before the advent of Karl Marx in the 19th century.

Plato’s ideal state was what one would recognize today as the “welfare state.” Plato’s state in theory is spoken of in his book “The Republic.”  In his book, he displays an ideal form of government where business becomes a part of the state. In other words, Plato’s planning is top-down, not-bottom up, and speculated to be easier with which to control and socially engineer the population.

Why would Plato do this, you may be wondering? And the answer is: power.


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