Broadway bigwigs Walter Bobbie and Bill Youmans perform Plato’s dialogue in which Socrates awaits his execution after being convicted by an Athenian jury of corrupting the youth and dissing the gods. Given that the verdict was clearly unjust, should Socrates take up Crito’s offer to help him escape the city? Socrates says no: given that he’s lived his whole life benefitting by the laws of Athens, ignoring them in this case would display a lack of integrity.
Bill then joins the full PEL foursome for a lively discussion.
Art by Genevieve Arnold.