Ep. 0043: “Knowledge Is Power” — Not Just a Cliche
Or if you prefer the Latin: “Scientia potentia est.”
Either way, there’s more depth to the old cliche than there might appear at first glance.
Join Prof CJ as he discusses:
- Some of the earliest known usages of this phrase in print
- Some examples from history from ancient to modern of this principle in practice, including the more ‘culty’ religious organizations, laws against slaves learning to read, the connection between literacy & slave uprisings, and the modern US government’s love of keeping its own actions secret while spying on everything you do
Empower yourself by pursuing knowledge!
(“Knowledge is Power” pic courtesy Stuart Miles at freedigitalphotos.net)