In this Liberty Law Talk, Mary Nichols discusses her new book, Thucydides and the Pursuit of Freedom, which explores the idea of freedom in Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War. This work, which Thucydides offered as a possession for all time, permits us, Nichols observes, to consider the manifestations of freedom in both cities and individuals.
As Orwell saw, politics is a battle of language, not least because most people think reflexively and not deeply about public policy.
When will social distancing end? The unfortunate truth is that we were already socially distant, and we were already suffering for it.