How Socrates Could Save America

Socratic Questioning, Stoicism and a Return to Virtue Ethics

Donald J. Robertson
Curious
Published in
8 min readJan 14, 2021

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Why did an angry mob storm the U.S. Capitol Building on 6th January? Perhaps simply because it seemed to them like the right thing to do. In their own imagination, they were acting quite righteously, and felt completely justified in doing things that looked to the rest of the world like madness, and a form of…

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Donald J. Robertson
Curious

Cognitive psychotherapist, author of How to Think Like a Roman Emperor. Sign up for my new Substack newsletter: https://donaldrobertson.substack.com/