“Now it is best that there should be a public and proper care for such matters; but if they are neglected by the [political] community it would seem right for each man to help his children and friends toward virtue.”
Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics
Elections can make you wonder about where you live. It can be frightening to share so little in common with neighbors and fellow-citizens; and, especially, with those who rule over you.
Aristotle has a very specific recommendation as to one thing we can and must do in a degenerating political climate. I reflect on this here at First Things.
Husband, father, and professor of Philosophy. Bacon from Acorns springs from one conviction: there is an ancient wisdom about how to live the good life in our homes, with our families; and it is worth our time to hearken to it. Let’s rediscover it together. Learn more.