This book is a great treasure, and should be read by anyone who wishes to understand the underpinnings of our world, and the many ways in which the enemies of free thought and free ideas fight and kill to keep their lies alive in the minds and hearts of the masses. We currently live in a world where too many factions are seeking to distract humanity back into religious factions of “US” versus “THEM.” If it is not one religion against another, it is upper classes against the poor ones, citizens against immigrants, or civilized people against uncivilized “animals.” Every one of these con-artists, and they are ALL con-artists, seeks to force us to see the world in the manner they prescribe, for their own ends. It is such a joy to find heroes in the past that help me fight the near-endless waves of stupidity and evil that seek to keep humanity under control. Those who fight ideas do so because they KNOW these ideas shatter their bullshit lies. Long live the life of the mind. Lucretius was one bad mo-fo.
(To read On The Nature of Things - Lucretius (translated by William Ellery Leonard) click here: http://classics.mit.edu/Carus/nature_things.html)
(To purchase The Swerve - Peter Greenblatt, click here: THE SWERVE )