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sophers, who are not considered depraved, but useless, whether they will or not, to take charge of a State, and this State to be obedient to them ; or until some divine inspiration shall impart to those who are now kings or potentates, or to their sons, a true love of true philosophy. Now to assume the impossibility of either or both of these alternatives, this, I hold, is altogether unreasonable. For if they are impossible we might justly be laughed at for voicing Utopian fancies. Is it not so?"
" It is."
" If, then, it has ever happened, in the lapse of countless ages past, that eminent philosophers have been compelled by some exigency to assume the control of the State, or if at the present moment they hold sway in some foreign land situated somewhere far beyond our ken, or if the government shall be upon their shoulders hereafter, we are ready to stand our ground against every opponent and to maintain the thesis, that the constitution alreadv described has been and is, and will continue whenever the muse of philosophy is supreme. For the attainment of such a State is not an impossibility, nor are we speaking of things impossible; but that they are difficult even we ourselves admit."
" I am of your opinion," he said.
" But the multitude," said I, "will you tell me, think otherwise?"
" Perhaps," he replied.
" My excellent friend," I said, "don't be too severe in censuring the multitude. They will certainly change their opinion, if you shall avoid

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