In my last post I wrote about two great leaders, ancient and modern, Socrates and Martin Luther King. Each of them was inspired by a sense of mission. Each had what President George H.W. Bush once described in frustration as “the vision thing.” The president was a man of many talents, but the ability to light the nation up with …
This week we celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., nearly a century after his birth in 1929. Dr. King was the most prominent leader of the civil rights movement, the force that did as much as anything in my lifetime to change America for the better. He was eloquent, far-sighted, and courageous, risking his life many times, as …
“The West is like an old man waking up and discovering, to his surprise, that he still has some youthful vigor left. But it’s not stirring fast enough.”
Ars Technica chats with historian Barry Strauss about his new book, The War that Made the Roman Empire.
But for ordinary people to join together to increase their say in the workplace, rather than simply to accept the dictates of management, should warm even the coldest heart of any believer in democracy.
“Romans are influential not because they were nice, but because they were effective and it’s not an accident that they’ve had such a remarkable effect on the history of Europe.”
Let’s discover Greece firsthand together this summer on an education vacation that will take us from Athens to Actium via magical Epirus.
Salamis, the great clash at sea between Greece and Persia.
Here is my interview with Spencer Kornhaber of The Atlantic.
Would you die for democracy? That’s what Pericles of Athens asked his countrymen to do in 430 BC in the most famous Funeral Speech until Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. He and Aspasia were the first power couple in the history of democracy.