The Realistic Idealist

The Realistic Idealist is a new publication on Medium that will publish articles related to the current situation and future prospects of humanity, giving preference to those offering creative ideas about what can be done to improve the future. We will experiment with posting suitable new content there, in the hope of reaching a wider audience. So far, The Realistic Idealist contains 2 articles, each interesting in its own way. The Future of Humanity provides a philosophical introduction to futurology. Ancient and Modern Greece points to a discussion by history professor Robert Zaretsky of remarkable similarities between the current Greek crisis and the Athenian ultimatum to Melos in 416 B.C.