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What did America’s founding fathers learn from the ancient Greeks?

May 26, 2016

In part 2 of a 3-part series, Goldwater’s Vice President for Litigation Timothy Sandefur explores how the authors of the Constitution learned from the Greeks’ failures in democracy at home, and unity abroad. The death of Socrates, the warfare between Sparta and Athens, and the treason of Alcibiades were just a few of the negative lessons that taught America’s founders what not to do.


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