“The society we have described can never grow into a reality or see the light of day, and there will be no end to the troubles of states, or indeed, my dear Glaucon, of humanity itself, till philosophers become rulers in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands.”
― Plato, Plato's Republic
'There is a prevalent notion that philosophy is a pursuit to be followed only by expert thinkers on abstract subjects, that it deals with the pale ghosts of conceptions whose domain is abstract thought, but which have no application to real life. This is a mistake... Man sees the various phenomena of life and nature, forms conceptions and ideas, and then tries to reason and to find out the relation existing between these various facts and phenomena... When man acts in this way we say he philosophises.'
The Philosopher, Volume LXXXVIII No. 1 Special History Issue.
Plato is considered one of the first Philosophers who laid one of the many cornerstones of the State. Because we live in the State. In the quote, the man who "thought, invented, modelled" the State himself made a prediction that if there are no Philosophers in power, the evils of States & Humanity will not end. There is not one. In 1913, at the founding of the "Philosophical Society of England", it was postulated that if - Man sees the various phenomena of life and nature, forms conceptions and ideas, and then tries to reason and to find out the relation existing between these various facts and phenomena... When man acts in this way we say he philosophises.
Or is Philosopher.
"StateCraft Press", is being created so that - "those whom we now call kings and rulers, really and truly become philosophers." The title "StateCraft Press" is based on Plato's Republic.