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Ancient Bickering: The American Founding Fathers and the Classics

By Spencer Klavan The American Founding Fathers knew a thing or two, and one of those things was how to read the Classics. By this I don’t mean that their Latin was good (it was), or that their knowledge of ancient history was infallible (it wasn’t). I mean that they didn’t use Classical writing the

Why Does Stuff Exist?

If that title seems a bit vague, not to mention all-around weird, then there is probably a reason for that. The subject matter we are tackling today tends to be so head-scratchingly confusing that any attempt at explaining it via a brief title just falls short. That’s right everybody. This week we are looking at

Plato’s Symposium: Always Change For Love

By Van Bryan So, that’s probably a strange thing to say, right? Plato’s Symposium After all, the popular opinion today is that you shouldn’t change for love and that your spouse shouldn’t make you change. I am who I am and that’s all that I am! That certainly seems to be the mindset these days;

Emperor Trump?

NEW YORK- “How’s everything with you post election?” our fearless leader, Anya Leonard, wrote to us on Wednesday morning. We look out the window. Sun still shining. We glance over our shoulder. Dog still napping on the couch. We pick up a piece of paper, drop it, and watch it waft slowly to the floor.

Nothing More Demoralizing

By Ben Potter and Van Bryan “Money…there’s nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.” So says the 5th-century Greek playwright, Sophocles. Now, dear reader, we’re a student of the classics. We believe that an understanding and appreciation for the literature and history of antiquity can lend us perspective. The classics teach us to think

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