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  • Every citizen needs a father (or mother) (I)

    Every citizen needs a father (or mother) (I)

    A famous, age-old motive in politics is that of the citizen parent. The late mayor of Amsterdam, Eberhard van der Laan, performed the role of father quite masterfully; his success could inspire statesmen both ancient and modern.
  • Forgetting Cicero

    Forgetting Cicero

    Is it possible to control the way you are remembered by posterity? What the politician and writer Cicero can teach us about processes of commemoration and canonization (an introduction).