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Wire Train: Plato Would Have Hated Them

Rob Tannenbaum, Boston Rock, 21 February 1984

A LONG, LONG time ago — even before Chuck Berry was born — a guy named Plato announced to everyone within earshot that if he was in charge, he'd toss all the poets and musicians out of Greece. They're a bad influence on people, Plato claimed, because they're concerned with emotions rather than logic. Put down your guitars, Plato advised youngsters (I'm paraphrasing loosely here — the Greeks only had lutes), and become a rational philosopher instead.

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