What do neo-conservatives, the Von Hayekians, and George Soros all have in common? They despise and slander the great philosopher Plato. No work of Plato's is more misrepresented by them than his masterwork, The Republic, which is portrayed by imperial apologists as the precursor to communism and fascism.

In this continuation of our series on the power of metaphor, we will look at Plato's method, especially as it unfolds in The Republic, as one of the greatest examples of metaphor that exists in Western civilization. 

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