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  1. “They viewed his endless monologues, his basic inability to govern his tongue, as an obvious failure of leadership and a desperate attempt to claim an authority he never held.”

    Thus it is with these pathetic “campaigns”.

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  2. In the succeeding generation rulers will be appointed who have lost the guardian power of testing the metal of your different races, which, like Hesiod’s, are of gold and silver and brass and iron. And so iron will be mingled with silver, and brass with gold, and hence there will arise dissimilarity and inequality and irregularity, which always and in all places are causes of hatred and war. This the Muses affirm to be the stock from which discord has sprung, wherever arising; and this is their answer to us.

    The Republic: Plato. Book VIII.

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