What do you think of Aristotle’s conjecture that “a city state is a sort of community, a community of citizens sharing a constitution, then, when the constitution changes its form and becomes different, it would seem that the city-state too cannot remain the same” (1276b)? How vital do you think a steady constitution is to the identity of the city-state?
Aristotle says in 1277b in lines 5-10 “one cannot rule well without having been ruled.” Do you think our rulers in our government embody this virtue? Would we better off if they did?
Why aren’t good citizens and good men the same? Is it better to be a good man or a good citizen?
If there is no common profit between the constitutions, which is the best constitution?