The book has three primary concerns: first, to show how the reading of ancient texts could provide a solution to current political and ethical problems; second, to ask how literary text could improve the understanding of scientific questions, especially those of political theory; and third, to demonstrate how Plato’s dialogues could be read without becoming a post-modern “white noise”. Following an introduction (ch. 1) and methodological considerations (ch. 2), each of chapters 3-7 contrasts at least one classical text with a modern one (ch. 3: Sophocles and Hanna Arendt; ch. 4: Aristophanes and TV comedies; ch. 5: Sophocles, Plato, Homer, Macchiavelli and the Vietnam war; ch. 6: ancient texts on democracy and Martha Nussbaum; and ch. 7: Plato’s “Phaedo” and Don DeLillo’s “White Noise”). The review ends with three problems of Euben’s hermeneutical methodology.