We don't live in a true democracy, but that can be our strength
The Athenian democracy of Plato's time was a 'truer' democracy than ours. Plato was staunchly against it, and yet his anti-democratic ideas still influence our democracy today. How? The age old dichotomy between 'the many' and 'the few' of Plato's time doesn't really exist anymore. From Plato, to Machiavelli, to Thomas Hobbes, we have devised a new democracy that collapses the two. And it's this change that should give us hope for the future. Here's the article.
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