Wednesday April 1, 2020

The dream of Democrates

When Democrates, the Greek philosopher, house-painter and chronic opium addict, invented democracy in Athens in 427BC, he never really imagined that it would become an accepted form of government throughout the world.

13th October, 2007

When Democrates, the Greek philosopher, house-painter and chronic opium addict, invented democracy in Athens in 427BC, he never really imagined that it would become an accepted form of government throughout the world.

All he had wanted to do was outshine his great rival, Socrates, who was constantly coming up with interesting stuff that was really worth thinking about. Indeed, when people in Greece started using the adjective Socratic to describe any new idea, Democrates set...

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