Dystopian Literature 3 Kings and Speeches

According to Plato, who would be an ideal candidate for a leader, and what type of speech should be allowed in society? Man, this Plato dude was sure full of opinions... 

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So this should be someone who lives learning and hates

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ignorance Hate it's not knowing in this society the perfect

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person to fill that role is a philosopher So plato

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argues in the end that philosophers should be kings According

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to plato what type of speech should be allowed in

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society Plato is very specific about what types of speech

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he think should be allowed He basically says there are

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two types of speech There is truth and there is

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lies Lies covers all like fictional words So the logical

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extension of this is that you would ban fiction in

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this perfect city on so that's a little bit strange

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And this perfect utopian city starts to seem a little

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bit dystopian now that we're talking about censoring creative people

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potentially According to plato who would be an ideal candidate

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