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Posted January 04. 2018 1:09PM

The Dartmouth publishes justification for assassinating rotten rulers

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The Death of Caesar, Jean-Léon Gérôme, 1867 (Wikipedia/Public Domain)

To Dante Alighieri, Marcus Junius Brutus the Younger was counted as one of the three most accursed men to have lived. A member of the conservative republican faction in the Roman Senate, he is best remembered for his assassination of Gaius Julius Caesar, and for that act he is vilified as a traitor, an assassin, a “regicidenik.” But what is so often dismissed as base treachery can also be seen as an honor of the highest level, an anti-authoritarian act that put principle before person and country before self.


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