Cicero’s political philosophy — I — A truly Socratic philosopher

[image: Cicero, left, and Socrates, right; Creative Commons]

I write a lot. And I read a lot more. The two go together, and my experience is that they should be practiced at the very least in the proportion of 1 to 10. 1 to 100 would be preferable, but I don’t have that much time or patience.

Once in a while, a book crosses my iPad and makes an indelible mark on my way of thinking. One such book that I have…