First Person: Rome (AD 64) & America (1832)

First Person: Rome (AD 64) and America (1832) Human Voices Wake Us

An episode from 1/4/22: What can we learn from the Roman author Seneca’s thoughts on education, speaking to us from the middle of the first century? And what can we glean from Alexis De Tocqueville’s (to me) amazingly short-sighted thoughts on the rich and the poor, from only two hundred years ago?

The excerpts come from Seneca’s Letters to a Stoic, AD 64; and from Alexis De Tocqueville’s Democracy in America, 1832.

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