Whatever in any city is regarded as just and admirable is just and admirable in that city for as long as it is thought to be so

Whatever in any city is regarded as just and admirable is just and admirable in that city for as long as it is thought to be so.

Man is the measure of all things.

PROTAGORAS, 480-411 BC
Attributed in Plato’s Theatetus, 196C, Quoted in E Hussey, the Pre-Socratics, p.109

So when the Nazis considered it just and admirable to kill the Jews, it was just and admirable – for their whole reign anyway. The very moment the Americans arrived it became unjust and unadmirable. Which makes it implausible to say the least.

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