Saturday, December 10, 2016

The Ancient Greeks Warned Us About Donald Trump

To understand President Trump, we must go back to ancient Greece.
The key to its democracy was a large Assembly that the mass of male citizens elected directly. Members of the Assembly served in rotation as government officials. But sometimes, mostly because of outside threats, the Assembly named a single ruler for a set period of time. That ruler took over all the functions of the Assembly. The technical name for this ruler was tyrannos. In English: tyrant. Continue


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