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Victor Davis Hanson Interview: Is There an Ancient Cancel Culture?

  You can read the transcript below: Anya Leonard  0:08   Hello, this is Anya Leonard, founder and director of Classical Wisdom. You are listening to Classical Wisdom Speaks, a podcast dedicated to bringing ancient wisdom to modern minds. Today I’m speaking with Victor Davis Hanson, an American classicist, military historian, columnist and farmer. He is

Meditations on the Rise of Stoicism

Written by Alex Barrientos, Associate Editor, Classical Wisdom Stoicism, as a philosophy of life, has become increasingly popular amongst the general public. With practical lessons on how to control our temper, how to have good friendships, prioritizing what’s important, facing death, avoiding the pitfalls of consumer culture, and how to live the good life, it

The 10 Best Books On Ancient Politics

Written by Frank Hamilton, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Every student of political history recognizes the role of ancient Greek and Roman societies in shaping modern political thought. Democracy was first developed in ancient Greece, while the Roman empire developed the political concept of a republic. Both political ideas are still important today. As ancient Greece influenced Rome, ancient

The Influence of Ancient Politics on Modern Political Systems

Written by Michael C. Anderson, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Most people believe ancient political systems have had a minimal effect on politics of the modern and postmodern world. The common belief is that the ancient world was largely barbarian with human rights virtually non-existent, so history from that time must be discounted. Is this a

10 Ancient Lessons for Modern Society

Written by Lydia Serrant, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom 1. Community is Crucial Loneliness is at record levels in the modern world. Due to technology, face-to-face socialization has steadily declined over the past 20 years. Loneliness was not likely a problem in ancient societies. Families rarely left their home village and there were no smartphones. Studies

#CancelCulture: Lessons from the Ancient World

Written by Van Bryan, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Sometimes, late at night when we can hear the ocean outside our window, we wonder what the ancients would think of us… Would they be proud? Amused? Perplexed? Surely, we imagine, we won’t repeat ALL the mistakes of our classical forebearers. Somebody must have read Aristotle, Cicero,