Aquinas's Commentary On The Metaphysics

#31 – Moments II: Thucydides & The Thin Veneer of Civility

In the second installment of the Moments miniseries, seminar leader Karl Schudt reflects on the capricious and tenuous nature of our current political environment. As Thucydides reminds us, extreme partisanship is nothing new: “reckless audacity came to be considered the courage of a loyal supporter… prudent hesitation specious cowardice.” And where there is partisan rancor, violence and revolution is often not far behind.


If Thucydides was right, we should be worried.


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