Philosopher Kings and Queens?

Brian Leiter, I come to you and yours on this . Do philosophers have the right stuff to run for office and govern well? I just always supposed everyone agreed “The Republic” wasn’t a great idea.

I personally never considered running for office.

(The philosophers have spoken: Not a good idea.)

What I was going to say, before I was so rudely interrupted, actually, was that Marcus Aurelieus ruled during Pax Romana–the best time in Rome for all. QED, Fuckers.

Pax Romana was a time during Rome when at least rulers lasted over a period of about 100 years. There was incredible flourishing among the people, a bounty of wealth–in goods, services, money, and more.

Author: Jennifer Lawson

Philosopher. That is all.

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