Plato’s Republic (Books VIII and IX): A Conversation with Marcus Gibson
Jul 19th, 2021 by The James Madison Program
Are Books VIII and IX the climax of the Republic? Is 21st century America a democratic or oligarchic society? Are democratic societies destined for tyranny? Marcus Gibson, Director of the Princeton Initiative in Catholic Thought, returns to Madison's Notes to continue our series on the Platonic dialogues with a discussion of Books VIII and IX of the Republic.