Monthly Archives: September 2010

A Timely Recapitulation, With Some Help From Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle

by George Anastaplo I. Our yearlong survey of all the dialogues and letters attributed to Plato ends with our Alumni seminar this morning during which we return to the Apology and the Phaedo.  This, at the end of still another … Continue reading

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The American Scholar Revisited (2010)

by George Anastaplo When I have fears that I may cease to be Before my pen has glean’d my teeming brain, Before high-piled books, in charact’ry, Hold like rich garners the full-ripen’d grain; When I behold, upon the night’s starr’d … Continue reading

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A letter to the Editor – September 13, 2010

COMMENTATOR-IN-CHIEF??? It is unfair, if not even sadly unseemly, for your columnist to speak as he has of “Obama’s Moral Cowardice” (Newsweek, September 13, 2010).  He evidently expects the President of the United States to serve as Commentator-in-Chief, routinely passing … Continue reading

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