Autodidact: Sophocles’ Antigone I by Thomas Fleming Sophocles is among the most misunderstood writers of antiquity. In liberal interpretations, he has been made into a kind of rational and liberal humanist. In fact, he was a political and religious reactionary. Religious and skeptical of sophistry, Sophocles was both a profound writer and an Athenian citizen who served his city in war and peace. His works are a warning against intellectual and political arrogance, and if Pericles (whom he seems not to have liked) had listened, Athens would never have hurled itself into a campaign of imperialism and war that proved...
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A Thousand Years of Jihad – Now Available
A Thousand Years of Jihad depicts Islam’s relentless attacks on Europe, from the conquest of Sicily and Spain, Greece and the Balkans, to endless attacks on Hungary and Italy. This rarely heard story, retold by Frank Brownlow and Thomas Fleming, is available from the TFF Store.