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The Examined Life: Lessons from Socrates

The Examined Life: Lessons from Socrates

The Examined Life is a rotating column. Contributors share ideas or observations about society, whether local or broad. by Richard Miller Guardian contributor was thirteen years old when I met Socrates. My parents had taken me with them to visit friends of theirs, a childless couple whose decor included a collection of green faux leather-covered “Great […]


The Examined Life: Uptown Pastoral

Photo: Lisa Ellison

by Thomas Herron Guest columnist A Day in the Life is a rotating invitational column. Writers are asked to offer some idea or observation about our world, filtered through their liberal arts field, the study of the which promotes active citizens and a vibrant democracy. “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.” –Joni Mitchell […]


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