Author and Huffington Post Managing Editor Jimmy Soni joins Media Mayhem to talk about the Roman figure Cato, and the shadow he casts on the contemporary political landscape.
Allison also takes Jimmy to task on the Huff Post’s business model of resourcing their stories and things get interesting.
Jimmy Soni is the current managing editor of The Huffington Post and joins us via skype. He is also the co-author of the book, Rome’s Last Citizen, The Life and Legacy of Cato, Mortal Enemy of Caesar.
00:01 Today on Media Mayhem
01:43 Introducing Jimmy Soni.
02:52 Why write about Cato?
06:38 Balancing sources on Cato-the donut hole biography.
09:28 Stoicism as a political device?
11:37 One last thing before dying.
15:42 Relating Cato and stoicism to Obama.
22:35 Becoming managing editor of the Huffington Post.
24:36 Taking issue with the Huff Post’s business model.
33:49 Entrepreneurialism and stoicism.
37:48 Civil Liberties and Cato’s government.
45:29 Is there a modern disciple of Cato?