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Wednesday October 12th 2011    Tim Candler

      When a mind wanders across to the political class always worth remembering two things.  "Bread and Circus," is the first.  The second is Plato's fear that a democracy could only work for a population of adult property owning males not exceeding around 30,000. 

     Of these two things, Plato's fear was I think unwarranted.  But I am persuaded that  "Bread and Circus" remain fundamental to the success of any political process, including those that call themselves democratic.

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