spacey stacy: Plato, part 2
... for if by being well educated they become reasonable men, they will easily see things for themselves, as well as all the other things we are omitting.
(and they can't let that happen)
To put it briefly, those in charge must cling to education and see that it isn't corrupted without their noticing it, guarding it against everything. Above all, they must guard as carefully as they can against any innovation in music and poetry or in physical training that is counter to the established order.