Glaucon: Have you heard the news, Socrates? A scimitar-wielding Persian maniac just cut down three Corinthians in cold blood.Socrates: A ghastly crime. But why are you telling me? Glaucon: Because it just happened! Socrates: So I gathered. Glaucon: In Corinth! That's only fifty miles away. Socrates: Should we get inside and bar the door? Glaucon: [squinting] No. The Persian was killed moments after the attack. Socrates: Then I repeat: Why are you telling me? Glaucon: [upset] Because I assumed you would care about the victims! Socrates: Well, I care a little bit. But I didn't personally know them. Glaucon: [outraged] You're barely human, Socrates. Everyone else is outraged by this Persian crime. You
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