This episode covers book 5 of Plato’s Republic.
What do you do when the private family causes too much corruption? Nationalize it! Create a giant family monopoly that includes every citizen in one giant clan. In this episode, Socrates explains his most normal proposal—that women should have jobs—and his most shocking, which involves a state eugenics program disguised as a religious festival.
This chapter makes some people think Plato’s a feminist and other’s say he’s a fascist. Either way, it shows us that values like family loyalty, political unity, gender equality, and meritocracy do not always fit well together.
Adeimantus: Rebecca Amzallag
Glaucon: Zachary Amzallag
Polemarchus: Elliott Chambers
Thrasymachus: Paul Sagar
Ancient music: Michael Levy
Intro theme: Clayton Tapp
Outro: David Zikovitz
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