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What Would It Be Like?

Pnyxby Arthur D. Robbins

What would it be like if we really lived in a democracy? These days just about everybody seems to be enjoying the benefits democratic government, that is if you believe government propaganda and you are one of the credulous many who are eager for a sense of well being at any price. But what is usually called #democracy is in fact an oligarchy of elected representatives responsible to the business interests who bankrolled their campaign. If people were actually given the opportunity to choose democracy, they might do so, provided they understood what the word actually means. Our one uncontested example is #ancientAthens.

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Arthur D Robbins Interviewed By Frank Morano

dog-listeningstening1Recently I was interviewed by Frank Morano on AM970 radio. This was an hour-long interview covering many of the issues addressed in PARADISE LOST, PARADISE REGAINED: THE TRUE MEANING OF DEMOCRACY. Mr. Morano is an enthusiastic and energetic supporter of the book. I think you will find the interview engaging and informative.

This clip covers our exchange on the subject of democracy in ancient Athens. This is probably one of the more accessible introductions to a subject that is critical to our understanding of government and #democracy. The issues we address here are as relevant today as they were 2500 years. I think you will enjoy the experience. I am interested in hearing your thoughts and comments.

Click HERE to listen.