This week's interview

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Melissa Lane

He came from a politically active family, but renounced politics to become a philosopher. Or did he? Melissa Lane chooses the best books to help us understand Plato. 

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Book of the Day


The Art of Peace

by Erasmus

“If you look calmly at a given situation, the cost of war is almost always higher than its benefits.”

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