*There are two types of experts: the ones who actually know something, and the ones that will tell you what you want to hear, as long as you pay them enough.
*The truth isn’t true just because you want it to be. You can declare utter lies as truth, but they’re still lies.
In the end more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society, but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free.