Monday, August 22, 2011
Plato on DADT
From Plato’s Symposium,
wherein the character Phaedrus remarks,
“And if there were only some way of contriving that a state or an army
should be made up of lovers and their loves, they would be the very best governors of their own city, abstaining from all dishonour, and emulating one another in honour; and when fighting at each other’s side, although a mere handful, they would overcome the world . For what lover would not choose rather to be seen by all mankind than by his beloved, either when abandoning his post or throwing away his arms? He would be ready to die a thousand deaths rather than endure this . Or who would desert his beloved or fail him in the hour of danger?"