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The lesson of Cimon and Pericles

Both virtuous men. Both generous men who looked after the poor and needy. And yet they lived in a system where the principle way in which a person could distinguish himself was to oppose someone. So Pericles had to work for the banishment of Cimon.

How can we build a system where this type of personal competition was not undermining the public good?

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