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Algy perched rather precariously on a sloping ledge beside a strange rock pool and peered into the murky depths. Today was a day of significant political activity in certain parts of what humans called the “western” world, and Algy was wondering what the outcomes might be. As he gazed at the tangled masses of seaweed overshadowed by hard, slippery rocks, he was reminded of a thought expressed by an ancient Greek human being, many, many years ago…

Until philosophers are kings, or the kings and princes of this world have the spirit and power of philosophy, and political greatness and wisdom meet in one, and those commoner natures who pursue either to the exclusion of the other are compelled to stand aside, cities will never have rest from their evils - nor the human race, as I believe - and then only will this our State have a possibility of life and behold the light of day.

[Algy is quoting from Book V of Plato’s The Republic, written around 360 B.C.]

The Adventures of Brisco County Jr must be the best Western/Sci-Fi/Steampunk TV series to ever get canceled too early. It has Bounty Hunter Bruce Campbell, future pop culture jokes,  bromances between man&man/ man&weapon/man&horse, badass ladies, incompetent criminals with a love for architecture, time-era-ignoring mad scientists and naked time-travelers. I came for the Campbell and stayed for the whole package -and gained a rekindled love for the Western genre.

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