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Want to become more Stoic? Join us and other Stoics this October: Stoicism Applied by Caleb Ontiveros and Michael

In this conversation Caleb speaks with Alexandra Hudson, the founder of Civic Renaissance and author of The Soul of Civility.

They discuss why politeness is overrated, the Stoic theory of political change, numerous contemporary and classical role models – intellectual and political theory, and what it means to be a good citizen in the modern age.

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(03:04) Introduction

(12:04) Civility as Aristotelian Mean

(15:33) Politeness – Overrated?

(21:47) Might Makes Right

(26:08) The Immaterial vs Material World

(30:11) Role Models

(34:55) Politics as War

(38:04) Porching

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Thanks to Michael Levy for graciously letting us use his music in the conversations.