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PHILOSOPHY – Plato
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PHILOSOPHY – Plato

Athens, 2400 years ago. It’s a compact place: only about a quarter of a million people live here. There are fine baths, theatres, temples, shopping arcades and gymnasiums It’s warm for more than half the year. This is also home

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Meritocracy
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Meritocracy

Politicians from all walks of life nowadays agree on one thing: we need to build more meritocratic societies. That is, societies where everyone, no matter what their background is, has the chance to succeed on their own merits. This is

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SOCIOLOGY – Alexis De Tocqueville
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SOCIOLOGY – Alexis De Tocqueville

Democracy was achieved by such a long arduous and heroic struggle that it can feel embarrassing even shameful to be pretty Disappointed by it Perhaps the best guy to such feelings and to Modern democracy in general is a 19th

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PHILOSOPHY – Aristotle
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PHILOSOPHY – Aristotle

Aristotle was born around 384 BC in the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedonia where his father was the royal doctor. He grew up to be arguably the most influential philosopher ever, with modest nicknames like ‘the master’ and simply ‘the

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POLITICAL THEORY – John Ruskin
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POLITICAL THEORY – John Ruskin

at first glance he’d seem a deeply improbable person to call a political theorist john ruskin one of the most ambitious and impassioned English social reformers of the 19th century seemed to care mostly about one thing beauty which has

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Is There an Alternative to Political Correctness?
Why Socrates Hated Democracy
POLITICAL THEORY - William Morris
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POLITICAL THEORY – William Morris

the nineteenth-century designer poet and entrepreneur William Morris is one of the best guides we have to the modern economy despite the fact that he died while Queen Victoria was still on the throne never made a telephone call and

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POLITICAL THEORY – Friedrich Hayek
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POLITICAL THEORY – Friedrich Hayek

clearly August von Hayek was a political economist who had a tremendous influence upon how people in capitalist societies understand the concept of Liberty controversially for Hayek Liberty did not mean democracy or a commitment to a set of liberal

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