Nero may have fiddled while Rome burned, but it was the flattery of his courtiers that convinced the emperor he could get away with it.
In his essay, “How to Tell a Flatterer from a Friend,” the late Roman historian Plutarch gestures at Nero,...
Since the election, the reading public has been tortured with the cries from both right and the left about “fake news.” And even though Google just updated its fact-checking tools, the problem doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon.
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