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Ancient and modern

Does ‘equality’ mean the same to Rebecca Long-Bailey as it did to Plato?

18 January 2020

9:00 AM

18 January 2020

9:00 AM

The candidates battling for the leadership of the Labour party never stop banging on about ‘social justice’ and ‘equality’. But they never define them. Plato did. In his final work, Laws (c. 350 bc), three men, led by the unnamed ‘Athenian’, discussed general principles behind governance and the law. The Athenian then applied them to the proposed new Cretan city of Magnesia.

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