"Democracy...is a charming form of government,
full of variety and disorder,
and dispensing a sort of equality
to equals and unequals alike."
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Plato
(429-347 BC) Greek philosopher
Source:
The Republic, ca. 390 B.C.
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Socrates taught Plato well of democracy. spoken with the charm of intelligence.
A tasteless variety of disorder, dispensing a sort of equality, known as misery, to equals and unequals alike. 
 -- Ronw13, OR     
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    Yes "dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike" sounds so "charming."  The actual processing of 'dispensing a sort of equality' leaves a lot of room for personal interpretation, the dispensing of which is just a matter of one's taste for plundering the opposition.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Democracy ... is a charming form of government, hmmm  I guess for some. To be charming, one would have to think despotism, tyranny and mob rule are charming. Democracy ... full of variety and disorder, hmmm  I guess not knowing what the oligarchs of Democracy are going to do next to create pain, poverty, death and mayhem comes under a topic of chaotic wonderment. The equality of helots, serfs and slaves under the demand of force is so democracy.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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