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It is amazing how timeless so many of the current political issues are. The political establishment, including the media who report about it, would benefit from realizing this. We are still grappling with racism, sexism, homophobia, and economic disparity — nearly 250 years after our founding.

I tend to believe that Whitehead’s quote about philosophy is true also of politics: it is all “footnotes to Plato.” Sure, now there are nuclear bombs and drones now, but war and privacy have always been contentious.

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