Subverter of Order

Johnson, Alvin
September 1954
New Republic;9/6/54, Vol. 131 Issue 10, p18
This article presents information on the book "The Escape of Socrates," by Robert Pick. This novel is referred as an early essay written in the current vernacular of the American street. There is a current explanation of the condemnation of Athenian philosopher Socrates. He was the center of a group of young aristocrats who dreamed of taking over the Athenian state. The outstanding figure in the group was Alcibiades, who with a little better luck could have been an Alexander, unifying Greece, or at worst, a Benito Mussolini, Italian Fascist dictator. The Athenian democracy condemned Socrates for "impiety." They never quarreled with the monotheism of Aristotle, or the atomism of Democrites. But they added the charge of "subversion," subversion of the youth to ideas of Fascism.


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