As was discussed in the first class in this series, Plato and the 2500-Year-Old Republican Party, the Persian Empire could not defeat Athens by military means. It corrupted the thinking of Athenian leaders and citizens alike, causing Athens to self-destruct.
So, too, the British Empire could not militarily defeat our Republic, despite several attempts, culminating in the Civil War. Instead it has poisoned our thinking. The evils of Critical Race Theory and the Green New Deal are obvious to patriots. But what about Adam Smith and the free market? How are those ideas in direct violation of the concept of the Republic as developed by Plato? And what does the examination of the ordering of the Cosmos have to do with statecraft?