Socrates (470-399 B.C.) – a renowned Greek philosopher from Athens who taught Plato. Plato taught Aristotle and Aristotle taught Alexander the Great. Socrates used a method of teaching by asking leading questions. The Greeks called this form dialectic – starting from a thesis or question, then discussing ideas and moving back and forth between points of view to determine how well ideas stand up to critical review, with the ultimate principle of the dialogue being Veritas – Truth.
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Ellis Washington is a former staff editor of the Michigan Law Review and law clerk at the Rutherford Institute. He is an adjunct professor at the National Paralegal College where he teaches Constitutional Law, Legal Ethics, Contracts and Advanced Legal Writing.
A founding board member of Salt and Light Global, Washington is a co-host on "Joshua's Trial," a radio show of Christian conservative thought.
A graduate of John Marshall Law School and post-grad work at Harvard Law School, his latest law review articles include: "Nigger Manifesto: Ideological Racism inside the American Academy" (forthcoming) and "Social Darwinism in Nazi Family and Inheritance Law."
Washington's latest book is a 2-volume collection of 230 essays and Socratic dialogues – "The Progressive Revolution" (University Press of America, 2013). Visit his new law blog, NiggerManifesto.com (formerly EllisWashingtonReport.com), an essential repository dedicated to educating the next generation of young conservative intellectuals.