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Was Socrates an atheist, a guru to a strange sect and an elitist corrupting the youth of a democratic Athens defeated in the Peloponnesian War, as his accusers successfully charged? A new book by Robin Waterfield seeks to dispel the myths about “Why Socrates Died.”A new book by Robin Waterfield seeks to dispel the myths about “Why Socrates Died.”

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy is being widely criticized for his passion for jogging, which some members of his country's intelligentsia consider to be un-French, right-wing or even a ploy to brainwash his citizens .

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