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Anthem FilmFest: Plato, Revolting, and Mendocino – All in a Cave


Ancient Greek philosopher Plato put in a couple of appearances at the Anthem Film Festival in Las Vegas, July 8-11. Two of the short films showed influence, if not direct inspiration, by Plato's tale of the cave, written 2,500 years ago. The films, 'The Cage' and 'Helio' both deserve praise for supporting the human quest for freedom and individualism. Cinematically, 'Helio' was a winner and 'The Cage' was not. Read More »

Graphic Novel Review: ‘Philosophy: A Discovery in Comics’ by Margreet de Heer


A Dutch cartoonist wittily examines the basics of Western thinking. Read More »

The Inevitability of Misinterpretation

The written word, and thus written laws, will always be misinterpreted. Read More »

Saying Goodbye to Machiavelli

If you want to shock students, and all people, tell them the government should be just. Read More »

Wisconsin: A Lesson of Democracy in Action

Or, Was Madison Really Just an Object Lesson in Union and Liberal-Progressive Thugocracy Read More »

Why President Obama’s Healthcare Plan is Still a Win-Win Winner, Part 34,059.72

Or, How to Tackle the Really Tough Issues and Easily Triumph Over Them Without Even Breaking A Sweat Read More »

Some Recent Worthless, Incomprehensible, Intellectual and Philosophic Musings of Mine

Or How I Learned to Love Really, Really, Incredibly, Obtuse, Worthless, Feckless, Stupid People Read More »

Book Review: It’s All Greek to Me: From Homer to the Hippocratic Oath, How Ancient Greece Has Shaped Our World, by Charlotte Higgins

Charlotte Higgins ties the modern world to ancient Greece in a captivating and entertaining read. Read More »