Top 5 Objectionable Arguments from Ancient Athens

Who doesn’t love some good courtroom theatrics? Modern attorneys enjoy sharing stories, and it turns out the ancients did, too. Athens was no stranger to outrageous legal tactics, so here’s a quick list of 5 amusing moments in legal history: A Unique Approach to Jury Nullification (Hypereides) In the face of damning evidence, lawyers get […]

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“A Thinker, not a Philosopher”

The internet is a special place, full of different people and their various ideas. One such person, James Lindsay, describes himself as “a thinker, not a philosopher”. Despite this confession, Lindsay recently ventured to write a book entitled “Life in Light of Death”. In it, Lindsay seeks to discuss how we might find purpose in […]

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Henry Crumpton and the Lessons from Thucydides

In his most recent article, former CIA official Henry Crumpton discusses the work of the ancient Athenian historian, Thucydides.Specifically, Crumpton discusses the importance of pride and how it can influence military considerations. This article will briefly explore another pertinent lesson contained in Thucydides: how an international power, such as the United States, should constitute and […]

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The Ferguson Shooting: A Grand Jury Review

The fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014, continues to feature prominently in the media today. The subsequent grand jury hearing created additional controversy, but it was particularly unique in that the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office released the transcripts to the public. This release of information provides a […]

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Trump of Macedon

For the last few months, people have kept their eyes on one figure in politics: Donald Trump. Love him or hate him, Trump has electrified the voting populace with his bold and frank persona. He represents independence from mainstream media and the political nobility, and like King Midas, everything he touches turns to gold. From […]

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Trump and the Battle of Mantinea (418 BC)

Herodotus tells us that “men’s fortunes are on a wheel, which in its turning does not allow the same man to prosper forever.” This election season has been a perfect example; from the primaries to the general election, Trump’s campaign has experienced too many highs and lows to remember. The biggest low, however, was almost […]

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Inspirational Entrances

First impressions count, and what better way to start a new leadership role than by entering office in style. That was the opinion expressed amongst a recent sample audience; after watching a video of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation, participants agreed that workplace leaders are more inspiring when they receive their position in a ceremony. Few […]

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Plato, Kinslayers, and Georgia.

On September 30, 2015, the State of Georgia executed Kelly Gissendaner. A convicted murderer, Gissendaner recently became a household name in the debate over the death penalty. Even the Catholic Church became involved, with a plea for mercy being issued in the Pope’s name. In the midst of this frenzy, where would Plato have stood? […]

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Should Atheists Seize the Day?

Some years ago, a professor in Canada named Gad Saad wrote an article claiming that atheism is more suited to the saying “seize the day” than religion. In doing so, Mr. Saad specifically raised one argument: because atheists believe that their existence is of a very limited duration, they only have a short period of […]

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Adultery and Fornication Statutes in Illinois

This article is not a substitute for legal advice; if you are faced with a legal issue you should speak with an attorney who can consider your particular circumstances and properly advise you. The citations contained in this article have been removed prior to publication; if you are interested in the sources used, please feel […]

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