Australian politics and integrity.

I happen to be reading Plato’s Republic, and am deep into his treatise on how democracy should work and his ideal of the philosopher king. It’s fairly interesting, though I’m not sure of its contemporary practical value and can see why some of the more psychopathic dictators of the past have been inclined to Plato’s ideas, but it serves as an interesting sidenote to another article I happened to read this week regarding the current health of contemporary Australian politics.

Should personal integrity the most important facet of being a politician in Australia? Gregory Melleuish argues that it should Read the rest