First Democracy: The Challenge of an Ancient Idea
Paul Woodruff talked about his book First Democracy: The Challenge of an Ancient Idea, published by Oxford University Press. He wrote about the theory and practice of ancient Athenian democracy, including freedom from tyranny, the rule of law, the wisdom of citizens, and general education. He also talked about the roots of American democracy and the degree to which it borrowed principles employed in Athenian politics. Following his remarks he answered questions from the audience. close
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