Democracy and Demagoguery: Plato’s Gorgias in the Age of Trump (Part I)| Steven Smith

There is nothing shameful about lions preying on zebras; that is what lions do. The same is true for humans. The weak are the natural prey for the strong. Polus, like so many people, likes to talk tough, but in the end cannot face up to the consequences of his own words. 

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