The independent journalist I.F. Stone, a man of the 20th century, would have delighted in the plethora of blogs and posts on the Internet.
Stone (1907-1989) would have seen it as an advancement of freedom of thought and expression, a favorite topic of his. This interest led him to write The Trial of Socrates about the trial and execution of the philosopher Socrates for teachings that veered too far from conventional thought in ancient Athens.
A blogger I think would enjoy reading Izzy Stone’s works. He wrote extremely well and with grace about a wide variety of topics drawing on his wide knowledge of politics, history, international relations, science, philosophy and religion. READ MORE »