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Is it good to be the King?

Francis Bacon’s “Of Empire

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The comedian Mel Brooks, in his History of the World, has a lusty pre-revolutionary Louis XVI proclaim “it’s good to be the King”, as he takes royal liberties with the fairest of his subjects.

We’ve all probably imagined at one time or another (and from the earliest ages) that absolute leadership would be the best thing anyone could achieve in…

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Articles on philosophy, psychology & classical thought (notably Stoic) for those interested in renewing, spreading, and applying these ideas today.