Why Kanhaiya Kumar is dangerous for Narendra Modi6 min read 11 Mar 2016, 11:32 AM IST
The three best speakers of our time are Bal Thackeray, Lalu Prasad and Narendra Modi, but Kanhaiya, rustic in delivery, intellectual and highly aware, trumps them all
It will interest readers to know that the highest paid professionals in ancient Greece were sophists. These men taught rhetoric and reasoning to the sons of the Athenian rich. I read in one of the Platonic dialogues, I think it is Protagoras, that fees for their tutorials and lectures could go into the millions in modern money. This is in the decades just before Aristotle, so what the sophists taught was a jumble of rhetoric and geometry and astronomy and theology and poetry all rolled into one. But the most important bit was learning how to think and speak.
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