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The Floating Press, Feb 1, 2011 - Philosophy - 62 pages
This historically renowned oration was presented by Socrates in his own defense after he had been formally accused of corrupting the youth of Athens. It is not an apology in the traditional sense of expressing remorse for one's actions; rather, Socrates' Apology (recorded by his faithful student and protege Plato) is a succinct and compelling defense of the brilliant philosopher's worldview, lifestyle, and teaching methods. A rewarding read for fans of philosophy and supporters of intellectual freedom.

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A surprisingly interesting read once you get past the writing style. It could be a really good movie or show when you visualize the scenes in the book. The book covers what leads up to the trial and death of Socrates. He challenges the court in a respectful manner but later on he accepts that he will either be kicked out of society or killed. Once that thought kicks in, he starts nailing everyone involved with direct shots, but instead of making bold statements he silences and angers them by making bold questions ! Its extremely funny as you do deeper into the trial, and if this is historically accurate it would have been perfect for Court TV. ! 

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Karina Longworth is a film critic and journalist based in Los Angeles. She has contributed toLA Weekly,Village Voice, Vanity Fair, The Guardian, Slateand other publications.

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