at their best, the martial arts can exemplify healthy, contained violence. To the uninitiated they seem thuggish and anti-intellectual, but they can be edifying. More than two millenniums since Plato wrestled, we are still grappling with arms and minds - and are healthier for it.(Photo: Matthias Kabel)
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Saturday, November 27, 2010
'Fighting can nurture the soul - just ask Plato'
'Fighting can nurture the soul - just ask Plato'. I'm arguing that some kinds of violence can be positive: the martial arts. A sample: