Plato was my Playmate

Plato was my playmate is a fun read. I must admit that I didn’t take to Plato like AC Grayling, however.

I always wanted to argue with the guy. He was such a cunning manipulator of everything. Like an overbearing teacher who always wants you to see his way, and his way only, the whole Platonic dialogue thing always seemed stifling to me. Now I read Plato in a different way— Blake’s infernal method. If you read Socrates’ opponents as the good ones, and Socrates as the devil, it all makes much more sense.