A City Guide To Ordos for Not all his readers will receive the same lessons; diverse interpretations of the text will be unavoidable. Thus Plato’s works of political theory are not as straightforward as one might at first presume. Indeed, they are less a foundation stone that dictates the course of political construction 232 thinking politics than a fertile field that nourishes originality in interpretation. In keeping with the world it evaluates, ironic political theory does not stand still. Between Ideology and Irony Wholly ideological thought is exceedingly rare. It could emerge only from a mind swept clean of all countervailing tendencies and confusions, incapable of original or independent thinking, and exclusively ordered by a single, coherent system of beliefs and values. Perhaps wholly ideological thought is evident (temporarily) only in those who have been successfully brainwashed. A City Guide To Ordos 2016.