Plato's Critique of Democracy

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This process conveniently locks out the opinions of the minority and works inadequately meet the needs the masses completely(Ober, 1989). In this regard, I agree with Plato's assertion that democracy unavoidably interpose between the desire and needs of others. This inevitably yields ungoverned and lawless society where, power dictates measures of interest articulations(Ober, 1989).
Plato's Critique of Democracy
According to Plato, democracy is the worst form of government since no measures guarantee a rightfully elected leader has the virtues that articulate best interests of the masses. Plato argues the philosopher would be better positioned to assign a priority to values in a hierarchy that best articulates people's values. Uneducated administration such as one realized in a democratic system has its leaders picked among the poor. This will generate leadership ignorant to the realities of souls and therefore, poor decisions in governance(Plato, 2007).
From Plato's works one can easily understand that under democracy power decides what and how to do things(Plato, 2007). This implies that those in power have control of what is to be done and by virtue of popularly selection they have a greater backing. The interests of the majority will end up met. This does not necessarily mean that the decisions taken are the best for the…
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