Today's American Minute — Plato: Tyrants seize Power by Promising to Protect People: A Study of How Democracies Fall - American Minute with Bill Federer

Plato: Tyrants seize Power by Promising to Protect People -- A Study of How Democracies Fall - American Minute with Bill Federer

Plato: Tyrants seize Power by Promising to Protect People: A Study of How Democracies Fall - American Minute with Bill Federer

Plato: Tyrants seize Power by Promising to Protect People -- A Study of How Democracies Fall - American Minute with Bill Federer

"Last of all comes ... the tyrant ... In the early days of his power, he is full of smiles, and he salutes every one whom he meets ... making promises ... hinting at the abolition of debts ...Having a mob entirely at his disposal, he is not restrained from shedding the blood of kinsmen; by the favorite method of false accusation he brings them into court and murders them ...
And if any of them are suspected by him of having notions of freedom, and of resistance to his authority, he will have a good pretext for destroying them ..."

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