This is a reply to your query about Plato and the Sudan.I actually don't think I can help you very much in either category. I haven't been following Sudan all that closely lately, and the knowledge I have about Plato doesn't apply very well to the situation there in any way I can think of. The Republic is partly about personal virtue and partly about defining the ideal society in terms of government and laws. If the situation in Sudan involved ideas about rule and ownership, or if it followed Plato's description of the degeneration from democracy to tyranny, you might have more luck. I don't think it does, though.Of course, I've never read the Republic, only analyses of it. So I could be wrong, and there could be relevant things in it I don't know about. Anyway, good luck.
My friend Bradley helped me with the idea for the name of this painting: "The Dessimation of the Earth." The title comes to mind because of a phone call I received this morning at work. This lady, who I dont know, told me that I could not save the world. I never claimed that I desired to save the world, but this woman told me that I could only save myself and by doing so, I would save the world. I just wanted to add that.
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