“The Clouds” by Aristophanes

A campus performance of Aristophanes’ The Clouds during 2016 at Bard College in Berlin, staged by alumna Maria Khan and a group of students. The play is Aristophanes’ lampooning Socrates and ancient Athens’ intellectual class. A play Thomas Sowell would certainly appreciate. It starts at 6:20. PHOTO CREDIT: Strepsiades and Pheidippides are discussing, Socrates is hanging in… Read More “The Clouds” by Aristophanes

Is Greece’s Wildfire Tragedy Due to Climate Change?

Over 80 people were killed, over 70 people are hospitalized and 500 or more homes were destroyed in a tragic conflagration that consumed Mati, a coastal suburb town 18 miles east of Athens, Greece on Monday. According to BBC, Greek officials suspect arson as the origin for the massive fire. Unfortunately, Greece’s Citizen Protection Minister,… Read More Is Greece’s Wildfire Tragedy Due to Climate Change?

Why Greece Matters

The Wall Street Journal has a very uplifting essay by scientist and author Steven Pinker detailing the progress Enlightenment ideas are making in contributing to human flourishing worldwide. In a historical context, the Enlightenment was an outgrowth of the Renaissance, respectfully. During that crucial period in history, the Enlightenment was mostly a rejection of mysticism… Read More Why Greece Matters