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Aristotle and the Constitution of the Athenians (MP3 download)

The constitutional history of Greece is a story of independent men freeing themselves from tyranny. The city of Athens was a leader in this struggle, developing the world's first democracy and confronting the problems of unrestrained mob rule.
$11.50

Aristotle's Rhetoric: Putting Reason Into Communication (MP3 download)

Aristotle's "Rhetoric" is a seminal treatise in the history of logic. Prior to Aristotle persuasive communication - rhetoric - was generally understood as appeals to emotion, in which seeming to be right and winning the argument were more important than the truth.
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Defensor Patriae: The Homeland Defense in History (MP3 download)

With the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, America has accepted a permanent, institutionalized state of siege on its own soil. But is this the correct strategy? These lectures examine four conflicts in history, asking how great nations have defended themselves against ruthless enemies, and drawing lessons for today.
$9.00

Early Greek Lawgivers

This book examines the men who brought laws to the early Greek city-states, as an introduction both to the development of law and to the basic issues in early legal practice. The lawgiver was a man of special status, who could resolve disputes without violence, and bring a sense of order to his community by proposing comprehensive norms of ethical conduct. He...See More
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Government Medicine and the Assault on Human Life (MP3 download)

This lecture shows why government control of medicine violates the nature of man on the deepest philosophical levels, and why bureaucratic rule will necessarily destroy the practice of medicine. A patient facing a life-threatening disease depends upon the goal-directed, reality-focused actions of doctors. Government control of medicine undercuts every doctor’s...See More
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Ideas and the Fall of Rome (MP3 download)

The disastrous fall of ancient Rome had a philosophical cause that reached back centuries. From the outset, two deadly ideas were implanted in Roman intellectual life: philosophical idealism and the ethics of duty. This lecture discusses the transmission of these ideas, and how the lack of a rational philosophy left the pagans with no defense against the...See More
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Nothing Less than Victory

The goal of a war is to defeat an enemy's will to fight. But how this can be accomplished is a thorny issue. "Nothing Less than Victory" provocatively shows that aggressive, strategic military offenses can win wars and establish lasting peace, while defensive maneuvers have often led to prolonged carnage, indecision, and stalemate. (Hardcover; 368 pages)
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Political Thought in Ancient Greece (MP3 download)

For the Greeks, the ability to think abstractly about politics began on Homer's battlefield, advanced through self-governing political communities, and culminated in the political philosophies of Plato and Aristotle. This course examines the intellectual history of Greek political thought.
$7.00

Rome's Punic Wars: Three Victories and Their Lessons (MP3 download)

From 262 BC through 146 BC Rome fought three major wars with Carthage. These world-scale wars ended in different kinds of victories. This course focuses on why the two powers fought - what cultural and political factors brought them to such horrific violence? Why did the wars end as they did? Which was the proper victory? And what lessons does this hold for us today?
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The Greco-Persian Wars (MP3 download)

In 480 BC the Persian King Xerxes invaded Greece, intending to force the Greeks into slavery. Against terrifying odds they rallied, destroyed the king's navy, routed his army, and permanently ended four generations of aggression in one year. The course will unveil the main events of these wars, but also the philosophical reasons behind them. The Persian demand for...See More
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