Ancient and modern
The ancient world was one in which there were laws, but no concept of human rights, or of the sanctity of life
For Aristotle, and eventually Plato too, while personal autarkeia was an ideal, only a city-state could deliver it
What is democratic about the way we do impeachment?
There was a tradition of preserving death masks of the departed, complete with lists of achievements
For the modern journalist, rumor and inside sources, however attractive, often generate only fake news
Julius Caesar was very sensitive about his baldness, combing his thinning hair upwards over his crown
What were the students protesting Steve Bannon so afraid of? Plato knew: it was a matter of the difference between the spoken and the written word