Tag: US Constitution

History of philosophy

“Life is opinion”

Emperor Marcus Aurelius died on 17 March 180 CE. He was a practitioner of Stoicism. His writing commonly known as Meditations is among the most widely read text on Stoicism. Ours is a time of forgetfulness of Stoic principles.

US history

Contested presidential contests

In the history of US Presidential elections, it has happened five times that the winner of the popular vote lost the election. That occurred three times in the 19th century and has happened twice in the 21st.

US history

Prohibiting the enticing

On February 20, 1933 the United States Congress proposed the Twenty-first amendment to the Constitution, the only amendment that repealed a previous amendment, namely, the Eighteenth Amendment, which prohibited the manufacture, sale and transportation of intoxicating liquors.