Noam Chomsky is considered one of the pivotal linguists of our time. He follows a long heritage on the nature of language which begins with the ancient Greeks and continues with Giambattista Vico in the 18th century.
Whither Democracy in America? Part 3: Myths and Lessons of Athenian Democracy
The word democracy derives from the ancient Greek dēmokratia (literally, rule by the people) formed from the roots dēmos “people,” “the mob, the many” and kratos “rule” or “power.”
“Charles Darwin and a pool party”
“Perhaps no person can be a poet, or can even enjoy poetry, without a certain unsoundness of mind.” – Thomas Babington Macaulay
“Poets are mysterious, but a poet when all is said is not much more mysterious than a banker.” – Allen Tate