Guelph Mercury: Is Rob Ford the Socrates of our age?

(Originally published Jan 21, 2013) What do Socrates and Toronto Mayor Rob Ford have in common? While one wore a toga, and the other wears a blue suit that’s perpetually open, both were taken to court for contravening rules of the state. Both felt persecuted by people they believed were misguided. Socrates and Ford are also both known for apologies that really are not apologies. Although Socrates’ self-defence against charges of … [Read more...]