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one; of necessity it combines in itself two states, the one composed of the rich, the other of the poor, who are inhabiting the same spot and incessantly plotting against one another."
" Surely," he said, " that fault is no less grievous than the first."
" But certainly this is by no means a desirable thing for the government in question, that its citizens are virtually unable to conduct a war because they are compelled either to employ the armed multitude and then to fear them more than the enemy, or, in case they do not call them out, to present themselves in actual battle as literally oligarchs, or masters of few; furthermore, they are unwilling to furnish the sinews of war, seeing that through avarice they keep back their money."
" Undesirable."
" Then again, to return to what we condemned some time ago,(18) do you think it right that, under such a constitution, the same persons should, at one and the same time, engage in agriculture, commerce and war?"
" Not at all right."
" Consider now whether the greatest evil inhering first in this constitution is not the one I am about to mention. "
" What is it? "
" A man is allowed to sell all his property and another to acquire it, while after the sale the vendor dwells in the city of which he constitutes no

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