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Thomas Cleveland
Political Theorist. Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Science at Miami University.
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Thomas Cleveland 41m
Schulman always told me he liked to introduce himself as a Cheney conservative.
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Thomas Cleveland 4h
Replying to @RobbieGramer
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Replying to @jessesingal
Here's how Locke deals with the question of teleportation (i.e. resurrection).
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Thomas Cleveland 22h
But all the speakers?
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Thomas Cleveland 22h
Did they do the whole thing?
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Thomas Cleveland 22h
Replying to @Micaheadowcroft
The dialogues are machines for learning but they work by instilling near complete bafflement on a first read through.
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Thomas Cleveland 22h
Replying to @Micaheadowcroft
I mean maybe the only one you could make a case for is Symp. because the speeches themselves are meant as pieces of entertainment.
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Thomas Cleveland 22h
Replying to @Micaheadowcroft
No one has ever heard of a successful enactment of a Platonic dialogue, I think for good reason.
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Thomas Cleveland 22h
Replying to @fxxfy @Micaheadowcroft
I think they're are the most delightful things one can read. Think it would lose most charm when acted out.
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Thomas Cleveland 22h
Replying to @Micaheadowcroft
Maybe you could do Alcibiades entrance and whatever happens after the conversation falls apart. But the rest is a bunch of long speeches.
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Thomas Cleveland 22h
Replying to @Micaheadowcroft
It's just a bunch of speeches!
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Thomas Cleveland 22h
Replying to @Micaheadowcroft
When it comes to dramatizing dialogues, I'd agree with Nietzsche: Plato is boring.
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Thomas Cleveland 23h
Replying to @ebruenig
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Patrick Chovanec Oct 22
Trump Admin has revoked US visa for top Putin critic and driving force behind Magnitsky Act sanctions
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Thomas Cleveland 23h
It's pretty clear that by "Trotskyite" he really means "Jewish conservatives whom we can't trust to be loyal."
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Thomas Cleveland 23h
You may have to assume he's using trotskyite as a codeword for neoconservative (which also tends to be a codeword). He can correct me
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Thomas Cleveland Oct 22
I tend to think Graham's "DT's a divine golfer" media tour was a cynical (prudent) attempt to win Trump's affection so as to influence him.
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Peter Baker Oct 22
Will Trump adviser’s purge in 2018 work out any better than FDR’s in 1938?
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