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The Classical Wisdom of the Founding Fathers

Written by Alex Barrientos, Senior Editor, Classical Wisdom The United States of America will turn 244 years old tomorrow. From a historical perspective, the U.S. is quite a young nation. We’ve come a long way, and have much still to learn. To those of you not already aware, it may come as no surprise to

Antigone: Democracy vs. Authoritarianism

Written by Alex Barrientos, Senior Editor, Classical Wisdom In Sophocles’ Antigone there are several different struggles taking place concerning different aspects of social, ethical, and political thought. The role of the citizen, the role of the leader, the right to rule, piety, disobedience, and other issues are discussed throughout the play. Indebted as we are

The Myth of the Greater Good

Written by Wendy McElroy, Contributing Writer, Laissez Faire Books In entry-level philosophy class, a professor will often present a scenario that seems to challenge the students’ perspective on morality. The argument runs something as follows: “The entire nation of France will drop dead tomorrow unless you kill your neighbor who has only one day to live.

Man: The Political Animal

Written by David Hooker, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom The Tragic Road to Tyranny  Imagine your leader is a brilliant and bold military genius who, through multiple conquests, has expanded the borders of your country by orders of magnitude.  He does it because he and some of your leaders have ambitions of empire, need of new