Lest any of you think that I have abandoned my thread on Socrates, far from it!
Indeed, the reason that you haven’t heard much lately from me about the great and controversial and perplexing man is that I’ve decided to do a big piece on him in the Christmas issue of The Economist (large parts of which we actually produce in September).
So am I thinking about him? Every day, especially this week, as I cannot avoid, no matter how much I try, the news about these alleged “town hall meetings” on health care.
Town hall meetings?
Oh, please. This is what the thread on Socrates has been about: Good versus bad conversation, debate that wants to find truth and climb higher versus debate that wants to win, to debase, to obscure.
PS: As I post this, I am downloading yet another lecture series by The Teaching Company on Plato, Aristotle and Socrates