PHILOSOPHY – POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY: “Why Socrates Hated Democracy” / The School of Life / MUST WATCH ☮

We’re used to thinking hugely well of democracy. But interestingly, one of the wisest people who ever lived, Socrates, had deep suspicions of it.

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