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In Document B, Plato says that corrupt politicians struggle to gain wealth and power because

A. they think this is the only way to gain happiness. B. they are not philosophers. C. they are devoted to public service. D. the people want a well-governed society.

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Plato determined that in an ill-governed society those who govern are those who seek to achieve happiness by amassing wealth through access to the levers of governance and involvement in public affairs. When such people believe being in power is the only way to achieve the happiness they strive for, they are already corrupted according to this ancient Greek philosopher.

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