The theory appropriate to naked power has been stated by Plato in the first book of the Republic, through the mouth of Thrasymachus, ..
"My doctrine is," says Thrasymachus, "that justice is simply the interest of the stronger.
.Whenever this view is generally accepted, rulers cease to be subject to moral restraints, since what they do in order to retain power is not felt to be shocking except to those who suffer directly. <
Source: Power, a new social analysis, 1938, by Bertrand Russell
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