LISTEN: That time Nixon bashed Aristotle for being a 'homo'
Richard Nixon playing piano in Beverly Hills in 1962 (Wikimedia Commons)

Archaeologists believe they have finally unearthed Aristotle's tomb.


Aristotle, the most famous pupil of Plato and a mentor of Alexander the Great, is considered to be one of the founders of Western civilization. But at least one of our past presidents has expressed a rather unsavory opinion of the ancient Greek philosopher.

President Richard Nixon bashed Aristotle as a "homo."

In a recorded rant from the 1970s that surfaced in 2013, Nixon proclaimed that homosexuality destroyed the Greeks. “Aristotle was a homo, we all know that. So was Socrates,” Nixon said. “The last six Roman emperors were f*gs. You see, homosexuality, immorality in general, these are the enemies of strong societies.”

The anti-Aristotle rant was prompted by the popular TV series All in the Family, which Nixon believed was "glorifying homosexuality."

Listen to the audio, courtesy of CNN, below: