January 22, 2018

About Publius Online

Douglas Adams once said that “Not all opinions are created equal. Some are a great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others.”  Here at Publius Online, more robust, sophisticated and well supported arguments are the aim.

Publius Online doesn’t aim for objectivity–it would be disingenuous to claim a corner on truth. However, Publius Online does aspire to good reasoning and rational thought.

If you would like to share your thoughts, or if you are interested in guest posting, please drop me a line at danDOTburtonATgmailDOTcom.

Daniel Burton writes and edits Publius Online. He lives in Holladay, Utah, where he practices law by day and everything else by night. He has been named to PoliticIt’s list of the “Top-50 Utah Political Opinion Leaders” on Twitter. You can find the whole list here.

You can learn more about me here.

You can also find me at Attack of the Books, a book review blog I manage with my wife where we review and share our thoughts on books across the spectrum.


Why Publius?

Publius Valerius Publicola was one of four aristocrats that overthrew the Roman monarchy around 500 BC. He became a consul of the Roman republic that followed. In honor of him, John Jay, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton wrote the Federalist Papers under the pseudonym “Publius” in their effort to persuade Americans to ratify the US Constitution.  In that spirit, both of Publius the man and of Jay, Madison, and Hamilton, I write (though with much less pretension or with no delusion towards grandeur).