April 5, 2011
Dear Mr. Stone:
Re the study of statecraft today:
Useful places to begin include
1) Thomas Aquinas, Treatise on Law, especially Q. 90, A. 4 (the definition of law);
2) the thought and conduct of a democratic politician as seen in the Anytus of Plato’s Meno and of Plato’s Apology;
3) the conduct and thought of a democratic politician as seen in the A. Lincoln of the Gettysburg Address and of the Second Inaugural Address.