They Want Your Children, and They Want Them…

I no longer sell subscriptions, but I do welcome occasional tips of any size, large or small. You can safely and securely “Buy Me a Coffee” by clicking here. No obligation, but tips are very much appreciated! One of my favorite lectures to give, back in the day, was on the trial and death of Socrates. You might remember the ancient case: indignant Athenians, smarting from the city’s recent defeat to Sparta, and casting about for a scapegoat, charged the old philosopher with “corrupting the minds of the young.” His teachings, the prosecution argued, had led young men astray, and the consequences had proved disastrous for Athens. Socrates cheerfully pled guilty: “My aim is to persuade you all, young and old alike, not to think about your lives or your properties, but first and foremost to care about your inner self. This is my teaching, and if it corrupts youth, then I suppose I am their corrupter.”

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