Friday Roundup, March 21st

[Blitz] thinks Plato’s Laws may be a better guide to the manner in which reason and revelation can to good effect interact (at least where revelation takes the form of law) than the various works dedicated to that subject by Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, and the leading figures of the 18th century Enlightenment.

Richard Reinsch

Richard Reinsch is a fellow at Liberty Fund and the editor of the Library of Law and Liberty.

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  1. johnt says

    I’ve never quite understood the romance that surrounds Plato insofar as his idea of the State is an overbearing, dominating machine. And of course the children as wards of the Guardians. An unpleasant prospect but one that’s held an attraction for many for centuries.

    • gabe says

      Indeed – it seems as if our modern masters are embarked upon a similar enterprise seeking to mandate universal pre-school otherwise known as indoctrination.

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