Reviving a loaded historical term is doomed to fail, especially without an honest reckoning of its bloody past.
Sophocles' Antigone lays bare the deep costs of tyranny, and shows that mercy and humanity make for better rule.
Marcus Aurelius' journals from his time as Roman Emperor provide timeless insights for a life well-led.
Proscribed gender roles have been challenged as long as they have existed. The Ancient Greek writers are no exception.
The ancient Roman philosopher and poet Lucretius takes a scientific approach to reason, arguing that your best life is lived in the here and now - because there is no hereafter.
On civility and barbarianism, passion and reason, and the pain of the patriarchy in the domestic sphere.
China's "Second Sage," Mencius, believed that benevolent governance was essential to happy, thriving societies.