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.