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Excised para: "At the end of the dialogue Socrates applies his method to the affairs of Athens in its assemblies and courts. He says "I must indeed be a fool, Callicles, if I do not know that in the Athenian State any man may suffer anything". Against opinion of Callicles that rule of law is custom and not of nature for superior that is just, Socrates says "Not only custum but nature also affirms that to do injustice is more disgraceful than to suffer justice and justice is equality.". And "I think that I am the only or almost the only Athenian living who practises the true art of politics; I am the only politician of my time. [because] when I speak my words are not uttered with any view of gaining favour".

Comment I don't think this is really intelligible as an end-piece. There is so much after the dialogue between Plato and Polus that is left out. I think what we have left on our page shows something genuine, that Plato wanted the process to lead towards truth rather than superficial persuasion. Of course there are limits to what we can do on this wiki. Macdonald-ross (talk) 20:47, 1 May 2018 (UTC)[reply]