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Is Violence Ever Okay?

There are many ways to make change in the world, many sorts of paths to achieve your goals. Anyone familiar with the X-men stories will recognize the non-violence tactic versus the action packed version (often with deadly results), as exemplified by Professor X and Magneto. What is perhaps lesser known is that the Marvel comic,

Socrates And Martin Luther King: Lessons in Civil Disobedience

Written by Van Bryan, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom At the opening of the Crito, a dialogue by the philosopher Plato, Socrates has been imprisoned. He is awaiting his execution for the supposed crimes of corrupting the youth and believing in strange gods. However, it is only by chance that Socrates is still alive, trapped in his