A Different Sort of Democracy

Glaberman, Martin
http://www.connexions.org/CxArchive/MIA/glaberman/1997/xx/democracy.htm
http://www.marxists.org/archive/glaberman/1997/xx/democracy.htm

Year Published:  1997  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX10643

We do not want to suggest that the democracy of ancient Greece was perfect or that it can be easily be copied in the modern world. Greece was burdened by the dual crimes of slavery and the inferior status of women, as were all ancient societies in the Mediterranean basin and in Asia. What distinguished ancient Athens was that, in that society, human beings began to break out to produce new forms of self-government. That they could not solve all the evils of that time should not be surprising.

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