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The Coffee House Philosopher

Socrates died a free thinker


Ah, to be back in the old classroom again, listening to old Professor Droning Onanon explaining some of the finer points of western civilization – occasionally referencing an ancient Greek teacher and philosopher named “Socrates” [470 BC - 399 BC.] Such titillating subjects have been putting Western Civ students in American universities to sleep for many generations.

For those of you that might have missed these less than vibrantly interesting lectures, ancient Greece was well populated with free thinkers, and they kind of invented the democratic form of government. They thought democ...

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