Plato's dialogues richly capture the political tapestry of Athens as it is misled from the onset of the Peloponnesian War to its tragic defeat, three decades later. They are populated with the leading military, political and philosophical leaders who played critical roles in the unfolding tragedy. The Alcibiades dialogue is one of the most poignant, as Plato crafts the discussion between Socrates and a young Alcibiades to foreshadow both Alcibiades' and Athens' fate.

Today's political hopefuls would do well to read and understand the import of this discussion.

With LaRouchePAC's Susan Kokinda and Tony Papert.

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