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Are the Modern Stoics Really Epicureans?

by Emily A. Austin Emily A. Austin is Professor of Philosophy at Wake Forest University, where she specializes in Ancient Greek Philosophy. She is the author of Living for Pleasure: an Epicurean Guide to Life, recently published by Oxford University Press.  Zeno…

The Short-Lived Promise of ’40 Acres and a Mule’

“What do you want for your own people?” That’s the question Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton suggested Union General William T. Sherman pose to 20 Black pastors in Savannah, Georgia, as the Civil War neared its end and enslaved…

Why Princess Diana’s 1995 BBC Interview Shocked the World

Princess Diana’s BBC interview with Martin Bashir, “An Interview with HRH The Princess of Wales,” aired on November 20, 1995 on the documentary series “Panorama.” Filmed in Diana’s sitting room at Kensington Palace, the explosive interview made history because of…