Plato's Retreat by J.B. Pravda
The distinguished University academic committee charged with putting on
this year's Symposium had been meticulous in its efforts to maintain
all the trappings of the ancient Greek discussion format, down to the
very last detail.
"Well, I'll tell you this, a bunch of grown men, professors at that,
parading around half-dressed, drunk as skunks-----not to mention the
morals charges we intend to bring on the complaint of several young
boys------we had no choice" asserted police chief Durward Quirkman to
the assembled TV cameras.
At the preliminary hearing held later that month, the defense counsel
stoutly held forth that his clients had done nothing more than Plato
himself might have done in the name of the Academy.
"Well, Mr. Schmoozewad, I will tell you this, once we catch up with
this Plato fellow he'll be facing the same charges as your