WESTERN PHILOSOPHY – ANCIENT: “Interest in Politics” / Pericles ☮

PericlesPericles (circa 495-429 BCE) was the most prominent and influential Greek statesman and orator during the Golden Age of Athens. In 461, he became the ruler of Athens, a role he would occupy until his death. During his leadership, he built the Acropolis and the Parthenon and led Athens’ recapture of Delphi, the siege on Samos, and the invasion of Megara. In 429, he died of the plague.

h/t: Philosophy and Reason

U.S. POLITICS: “Senator Elizabeth Warren on the Republicans’ Government Shutdown Threats” ☮

Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke on the Senate floor on September 27, 2016 about the Republican threats of a government shutdown over SEC disclosure of corporate political donations and funding for the lead poisoning crisis in Flint, Michigan.