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The Great Revolution: III: Equality, Part C: Epicurus and The Cancer of Natural Equality

In addition to his legacy of materialism, hedonism, and the myth of the social contract, Epicurus also bequeathed a cynical attitude toward truth.  While Aristotle and his students studied nature to find out how natural processes work, Epicurus and his disciples were only interested in attaining a serenity that was only possible in a godless universe.

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The Great Revolution: III: Equality, Part A

As a virtue expressed in Aristotelian terms, it is the mean between the character that invests everything into the distinction between me-and-mine and everything else and the character that rejects all distinction.  In Jacobin terms, however, liberty, equality, and fraternity represent either or both of these three baneful extremes.