Wait! We’re so smart? How about the Greeks and Romans and their urbane compatriots?

FranMorelandJohns
ILLUMINATION
4 min readJul 27, 2022

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The author contemplating a Grecian mountaintop (Prophet Elias Monastery, founded 1711, Santorini)

The sky is falling! Breaking news! Our fragile democracy in peril!!

Life still feels shaky. Even without those constant, frenetic tweets threatening to alter the course of world events in moments, truth competes with fake news. Long-established rights and laws are questioned — or disappear before our eyes. American…

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FranMorelandJohns
ILLUMINATION

Lifelong newspaper & magazine writer, author, blogger at franjohns.net, agitator for justice, kindness & interfaith understanding.