April 4, 2013 | Vol. 116 -- No. 50

Embracing societal improvement

Letters to the Editor

As our society has decayed over the last 35 years or so, and with national level politicians unable and/or willing to transfer at least half of their political and social power directly to the American people, it may be time to consider a 360 degree turn in our thinking and consider putting a philosopher who possesses a high degree of wisdom into the White House. This proposal is made with a genuine and serious tone.

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This is not a new idea. In ancient history the kings of the Roman, Greek and various other empires almost always had a philosopher who sat on the king’s court. And many time...

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