Socrates and Jesus

As a college student I wanted to discover where truth, decency, and justice lay. So I spent seven graduate years studying both theology and philosophy. The iconic figures there were obviously Jesus who gave his life caring for people and Socrates who gave his for the truth. It has been disconcerting to watch American politics degenerate on both fronts. McCain certainly could not claim either of these figures as his guide. How pathetic.

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OP-ED COLUMNIST
A Choice and an Echo
By BOB HERBERT
The heyday of Lee Atwater and Karl Rove is over. Yet
Senator John McCain handed the reins of his campaign to Mr.
Rove’s worshipful acolytes.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/28/opinion/28herbert.html?th&emc=th

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“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

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