• Athenian Democracy

    Athenian democracy in a nutshell. Trace the birth of democracy from the end of Athenian monarchy to Cleisthenes.

    published: 07 Feb 2014
  • 15. Athenian Democracy

    Introduction to Ancient Greek History (CLCV 205) In this lecture, Professor Kagan describes the mechanics of the Delian League and its transformation into the Athenian empire. This transformation caused Athens to rival Sparta as an equal in power and prestige. He also argues that this process took place rather smoothly due to the good relations between Sparta and Athens. Professor Kagan argues that Cimon the Athenian generally played an important part in this development. Finally, Professor Kagan begins to describe the workings of Athenian democracy by comparing it with modern American democracy. 00:00 - Chapter 1. The Rise of the Athenian Empire (Cont.) 10:25 - Chapter 2. Competition for Power between Sparta and Athens 15:51 - Chapter 3. Cimon, His Popularity and Rise to Power 30...

    published: 20 Nov 2008
  • Athenian Democracy - An Introduction

    In the fifth century BCE, a small Greek city state on the fringes of the civilized world conducted a radical experiment: democracy! In this video lecture, we'll take a closer look at Athenian Democracy: where did it come from? How did it work? And what can we learn from it today? Suggested reference (APA): Lou, E. [Inventing Civilization]. (2016-05-28). Athenian Democracy - An Introduction [video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/emJPsTEyG-k ------------------------------ If this video has sparked your interest in Athenian Democracy and you'd like to know more, you might enjoy reading one or more of the following books: Thorley, J. (1996). Athenian Democracy. Oxford: Taylor & Francis. Mitchell, T.N. (2015). Democracy's Beginning: The Athenian Story. London: Yale University Press....

    published: 28 May 2016
  • Why Socrates Hated Democracy

    We’re used to thinking hugely well of democracy. But interestingly, one of the wisest people who ever lived, Socrates, had deep suspicions of it. If you like our films, take a look at our shop (we ship worldwide): https://goo.gl/mQYmze Black Friday Offer: FREE Delivery on all UK and US orders this Friday - Monday: https://goo.gl/mQYmze Join our exclusive mailing list: http://bit.ly/2e0TQNJ Or visit us in person at our London HQ https://goo.gl/8UR9P5 FURTHER READING “We are used to thinking very highly of democracy – and by extension, of Ancient Athens, the civilisation that gave rise to it. The Parthenon has become almost a byword for democratic values, which is why so many leaders of democracies like to be photographed among its ruins…” You can read more on Philosophy and other...

    published: 28 Nov 2016
  • Athenian democracy

    Athenian democracy developed around the fifth century BC in the Greek city-state (known as a polis) of Athens, comprising the city of Athens and the surrounding territory of Attica. Athens is one of the first known democracies. Other Greek cities set up democracies, most following the Athenian model, but none are as well-documented as Athens. It was a system of direct democracy, in which participating citizens voted directly on legislation and executive bills. Participation was not open to all residents: to vote one had to be an adult, male citizen, and the number of these "varied between 30,000 and 50,000 out of a total population of around 250,000 to 300,000." At times, the opinion of voters could be strongly influenced by the political satire of the comic poets at the theatres. This v...

    published: 03 Oct 2014
  • The Persians & Greeks: Crash Course World History #5

    In which John compares and contrasts Greek civilization and the Persian Empire. Of course we're glad that Greek civilization spawned modern western civilization, right? Maybe not. From Socrates and Plato to Darius and Xerxes, John explains two of the great powers of the ancient world, all WITHOUT the use of footage from 300. Resources: The Histories of Herodotus: http://goo.gl/I1TM9u Plato: http://goo.gl/GEcfWX Plays of Aristophanes: http://goo.gl/xzb9Ff Crash Course World History is now available on DVD! http://store.dftba.com/products/crashcourse-world-history-the-complete-series-dvd-set Follow us! @thecrashcourse @realjohngreen @raoulmeyer @crashcoursestan @saysdanica @thoughtbubbler Like us! ‪http://www.facebook.com/youtubecrashcourse Follow us again! ‪http://thecrashcourse.tumb...

    published: 23 Feb 2012
  • Jazz Democracy | Dimitri Vassilakis | TEDxAthens

    A talk/concept/presentation by Dimitri Vassilakis with his Athens quartet, to showcase how jazz - this great American art form - has become global and has embraced the broad democratic values that were first established in ancient Greece. Also how jazz as a universal language can teach us again how to communicate in a more humane, democratic and creative way. Dimitri Vassilakis saxes/vocals/presenter/concept http://www.dimitriosvassilakis.com/ with Emmanuel Saridakis piano Manos Loutas bass George Polyhronakos drums Dimitris Vassilakis is an internationally acclaimed Greek saxophonist, vocalist, composer and educator. He has recorded 5 award winning albums for historic jazz label Candid Records. His albumDaedalus ProjectLabyrinth“, voted as Jazz album of the year by BBC i...

    published: 31 Mar 2015
  • Verhofstadt vs Tsipras full speech European Parliament 8 July 2015 English subtitles

    Verhofstadt vs Tsipras full speech European Parliament 8 July 2015 English subtitles On 3 July 2015, the Greeks rejected the bailout plan of the IMF, ECB and the European Commission in a referendum. 5 days later, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was invited by the European Parliament for a debate on his country... Watch both his reply and MEP Guy Verhofstadt's (ALDE fraction leader) in full. Translation of Greek intervention is mine, and not on the account of Mr Tsipras. For 5 months, negotiations have been indeed conducted behind closed doors but this is a huge political issue, about where we’re going to end up and we’ve seen today, from this very fruitful debate from the various contrasting views, which did not take the nature of state against state, in the Eurozone, they were hi...

    published: 15 Sep 2015
  • Fascism vs Democracy - What's The Difference? - Political Comparison

    What's the difference between fascism and democracy? Is The United States at risk of becoming a fascist country, or are people just exaggerating? Is there any chance that President Donald Trump is leading us into fascism? What exactly is democracy? Let's compare fascism vs democracy in this episode of The Infographics Show. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR CHANNEL —► http://bit.ly/2glTFyc Follow us on social media for daily comparisons: Facebook........► https://facebook.com/TheInfographicsShow Instagram.......►https://www.instagram.com/theinfographicsshow Twitter.............► https://twitter.com/TheInfoShow Subreddit.........► http://reddit.com/r/TheInfographicsShow Patreon............► https://www.patreon.com/theinfographicsshow ----------------------------------------------------------------------...

    published: 15 Feb 2017
  • Athens and Sparta

    In which Mr. Corwin explains the differences between Athens and Sparta to illustrate how cultures in various city states could be quite different. Also, drawing.

    published: 13 Jul 2015
  • Liquid Democracy In Simple Terms

    A video file to download for editing purposes can be found at http://lab.jochmann.me This video is free to use for educational purposes. Translate it from English into your language, add subtitles, edit it, whatever, just please give reference to me if you do derivative work: jochmann.me ___ Script: Did you know the word politics comes from ancient Greek "polis" — the city state in which the first kind of democracy was carried out by its citizens? They, like us today, identified problems and discussed them. We do it on the streets and in bars and sometimes begrudgingly at thanksgiving dinners. In Athens the citizens all came together on a designated hill outside of the city to discuss current issues and create policy solutions. Every free man, literally only free men by the way, had a say ...

    published: 18 Nov 2012
  • Athens - the birth place of democracy, Rate My Science

    http://ratemyscience.com/ Publish your projects or ideas at Rate My Science. Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world's oldest cities, as its recorded history spans around 3,400 years. Classical Athens was a powerful city-state. A centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Socrates, Plato's Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum, it is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, largely due to the impact of its cultural and political achievements during the 5th and 4th centuries BC on the rest of the then known European continent.

    published: 29 May 2012
  • ANCIENT GREECE Song by Mr. Nicky

    TEACHERS: Mr. Nicky performs school assemblies and workshops across the country, helping your classes write their own educational parodies! These programs meet state learning standards, and they're tons of fun! Please send an e-mail to mrnickychicago@gmail.com for full information. (Students will not receive a response, but thank you for your support. Please tell your teachers to e-mail Mr. Nicky!) LESSON ON ANCIENT GREECE By Mr. Nicky To the tune ofAll About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor Because I taught Alexander the Great, I'm the great Aristotle Alexander the Great, I'm the great Aristotle Alexander the Great, I'm the great Aristotle Alexander the Great, I'm so great (great, great, great, great, great) If you're a polytheist, you should be thanking Zeus For all the Greek achiev...

    published: 26 Dec 2014
  • In Athens Speech Obama Focuses On The Values Of Democracy

    Addressing an audience in the birthplace of democracy, Athens, Greece, current President Barack Obama spoke about the virtues of a democratic ideology, and made no small amount of reference to man soon to replace him, Donald Trump. "The next American president and I could not be more different," stated Obama in the valedictory speech. "We have very different points of view, but American democracy is bigger than any one person." Obama may have been making reference to Trump's my-way-or-the-highway attitude when he spoke to the audience about the importance of diplomacy when it comes to saving lives. The current president then gave hope to those worried about some of Trump's rights-violating ideas for the country, saying, "Any action by a president or any result of an election or any legisla...

    published: 16 Nov 2016
  • President Barack Obama Athens, Greece speech November 16, 2016

    U.S. President Barack Obama's speech at the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center in Athens, Greece on November 16, 2016. Video from The White House

    published: 16 Nov 2016
  • 2 migrats unhumanly tortured by GREEK police.disturbing footage,must see!

    This is a video showing greek police unhumainly torturing two emigrants at a police station in athens. talk about human rights and and democracy in greece!greeks r faggets!!sick!

    published: 31 Aug 2008
Athenian Democracy

Athenian Democracy

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Athenian democracy in a nutshell. Trace the birth of democracy from the end of Athenian monarchy to Cleisthenes.
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15. Athenian Democracy

15. Athenian Democracy

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Introduction to Ancient Greek History (CLCV 205) In this lecture, Professor Kagan describes the mechanics of the Delian League and its transformation into the Athenian empire. This transformation caused Athens to rival Sparta as an equal in power and prestige. He also argues that this process took place rather smoothly due to the good relations between Sparta and Athens. Professor Kagan argues that Cimon the Athenian generally played an important part in this development. Finally, Professor Kagan begins to describe the workings of Athenian democracy by comparing it with modern American democracy. 00:00 - Chapter 1. The Rise of the Athenian Empire (Cont.) 10:25 - Chapter 2. Competition for Power between Sparta and Athens 15:51 - Chapter 3. Cimon, His Popularity and Rise to Power 30:29 - Chapter 4. The Thasian Rebellion and the Eventual Removal of Cimon 42:59 - Chapter 5. A Fuller Athenian Democracy 55:12 - Chapter 6. Organization of Athenian Democracy: The Legislative 01:04:42 - Chapter 7. Organization of Athenian Democracy: The Executive Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses This course was recorded in Fall 2007.
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Athenian Democracy - An Introduction

Athenian Democracy - An Introduction

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In the fifth century BCE, a small Greek city state on the fringes of the civilized world conducted a radical experiment: democracy! In this video lecture, we'll take a closer look at Athenian Democracy: where did it come from? How did it work? And what can we learn from it today? Suggested reference (APA): Lou, E. [Inventing Civilization]. (2016-05-28). Athenian Democracy - An Introduction [video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/emJPsTEyG-k ------------------------------ If this video has sparked your interest in Athenian Democracy and you'd like to know more, you might enjoy reading one or more of the following books: Thorley, J. (1996). Athenian Democracy. Oxford: Taylor & Francis. Mitchell, T.N. (2015). Democracy's Beginning: The Athenian Story. London: Yale University Press. Rhodes, P.J. (Ed). (2004). Athenian Democracy. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Raaflaub, K.A., Ober, J., Wallace, R., Cartledge, P. & Farrar, C. (2007). Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece. Berkely, CA: University of California Press. ------------------------------ And on a related note, you might like to watch my earlier video lectures on Plato and Aristotle: The Politics of Plato (video lecture) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y82SQf6vaZM The Politics of Aristotle (video lecture) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRGB8TPqPC8
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Why Socrates Hated Democracy

Why Socrates Hated Democracy

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We’re used to thinking hugely well of democracy. But interestingly, one of the wisest people who ever lived, Socrates, had deep suspicions of it. If you like our films, take a look at our shop (we ship worldwide): https://goo.gl/mQYmze Black Friday Offer: FREE Delivery on all UK and US orders this Friday - Monday: https://goo.gl/mQYmze Join our exclusive mailing list: http://bit.ly/2e0TQNJ Or visit us in person at our London HQ https://goo.gl/8UR9P5 FURTHER READING “We are used to thinking very highly of democracy – and by extension, of Ancient Athens, the civilisation that gave rise to it. The Parthenon has become almost a byword for democratic values, which is why so many leaders of democracies like to be photographed among its ruins…” You can read more on Philosophy and other topics on our blog TheBookofLife.org at this link: https://goo.gl/Sc9kXf MORE SCHOOL OF LIFE Our website has classes, articles and products to help you think and grow: https://goo.gl/VY9gDt Watch more films on Philosophy in our playlist: http://bit.ly/TSOLphilosophy Do you speak a different language to English? Did you know you can submit Subtitles on all of our videos on YouTube? For instructions how to do this click here: https://goo.gl/wE1wvm SOCIAL MEDIA Feel free to follow us at the links below: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theschooloflifelondon/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSchoolOfLife Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theschooloflifelondon/ CREDITS Produced in collaboration with: Mike Booth http://www.youtube.com/somegreybloke
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Athenian democracy

Athenian democracy

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Athenian democracy developed around the fifth century BC in the Greek city-state (known as a polis) of Athens, comprising the city of Athens and the surrounding territory of Attica. Athens is one of the first known democracies. Other Greek cities set up democracies, most following the Athenian model, but none are as well-documented as Athens. It was a system of direct democracy, in which participating citizens voted directly on legislation and executive bills. Participation was not open to all residents: to vote one had to be an adult, male citizen, and the number of these "varied between 30,000 and 50,000 out of a total population of around 250,000 to 300,000." At times, the opinion of voters could be strongly influenced by the political satire of the comic poets at the theatres. This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
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The Persians & Greeks: Crash Course World History #5

The Persians & Greeks: Crash Course World History #5

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In which John compares and contrasts Greek civilization and the Persian Empire. Of course we're glad that Greek civilization spawned modern western civilization, right? Maybe not. From Socrates and Plato to Darius and Xerxes, John explains two of the great powers of the ancient world, all WITHOUT the use of footage from 300. Resources: The Histories of Herodotus: http://goo.gl/I1TM9u Plato: http://goo.gl/GEcfWX Plays of Aristophanes: http://goo.gl/xzb9Ff Crash Course World History is now available on DVD! http://store.dftba.com/products/crashcourse-world-history-the-complete-series-dvd-set Follow us! @thecrashcourse @realjohngreen @raoulmeyer @crashcoursestan @saysdanica @thoughtbubbler Like us! ‪http://www.facebook.com/youtubecrashcourse Follow us again! ‪http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Support CrashCourse on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/crashcourse
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Jazz Democracy | Dimitri Vassilakis | TEDxAthens

Jazz Democracy | Dimitri Vassilakis | TEDxAthens

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A talk/concept/presentation by Dimitri Vassilakis with his Athens quartet, to showcase how jazz - this great American art form - has become global and has embraced the broad democratic values that were first established in ancient Greece. Also how jazz as a universal language can teach us again how to communicate in a more humane, democratic and creative way. Dimitri Vassilakis saxes/vocals/presenter/concept http://www.dimitriosvassilakis.com/ with Emmanuel Saridakis piano Manos Loutas bass George Polyhronakos drums Dimitris Vassilakis is an internationally acclaimed Greek saxophonist, vocalist, composer and educator. He has recorded 5 award winning albums for historic jazz label Candid Records. His albumDaedalus ProjectLabyrinth“, voted as Jazz album of the year by BBC in 2002 has become the subject of study at several universities and has been presented at Yale and conferences of Musicology. His album “Parallel Lines“, a trio suite dedicated to Sonny Rollins was greatly acclaimed by critics. His last album “Across The Universe” – his debut vocal album with a cosmopolitan line up -has given him 2 years of world touring and some of the best reviews ever. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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Verhofstadt vs Tsipras full speech European Parliament 8 July 2015 English subtitles

Verhofstadt vs Tsipras full speech European Parliament 8 July 2015 English subtitles

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Verhofstadt vs Tsipras full speech European Parliament 8 July 2015 English subtitles On 3 July 2015, the Greeks rejected the bailout plan of the IMF, ECB and the European Commission in a referendum. 5 days later, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was invited by the European Parliament for a debate on his country... Watch both his reply and MEP Guy Verhofstadt's (ALDE fraction leader) in full. Translation of Greek intervention is mine, and not on the account of Mr Tsipras. For 5 months, negotiations have been indeed conducted behind closed doors but this is a huge political issue, about where we’re going to end up and we’ve seen today, from this very fruitful debate from the various contrasting views, which did not take the nature of state against state, in the Eurozone, they were highly political and I really do respect the views that were expressed, even those that were particularly rhetorical, and controversial. I fully agree with the view that has been put forward, that the Parliament has to play a more active role, how is it possible, I wonder, that we have 3 institutions, and we have the troika, and the Commission and the European Central Bank, well it’s there because it pays, but how is it possible, within the Troika, to have allowed people, who are taking decisions, that is the IMF, but it’s not the European Parliament, the heart of democracy in Europe. And I would like very honestly, to state that this is a European issue. If negotiations only exclusively conducted between the Greek side and the Commission, if that had been the case, than we would have come up with a solution a very long time ago. Unfortunately, we had to negotiate within a procedure, well, listen to what I have to say. We were required to discuss, among the Greek government on one side, and three institutions, which had very often conflicting views on reality. Now I’d like to focus on the essence of this and to answer some of the questions that have been raised in the course of this morning’s debate. First, if the Greek side has tabled proposals you will decide whether they were decent ones or not. Yes, we provided a 47-page document, which was the result, well not our positions, but we felt it was the result of a very difficult negotiation process. Unfortunately, the image that has been put out is that we didn’t table proposals. Last Monday, the Greek side came back with a new document with reliable proposals, which was accepted as the basis for discussions between the 3 institutions. Now, those proposals obviously include a very strong commitment to achieve fiscal objectives those which are required on the basis of the rules, because we do recognise the fact that the Eurozone has rules, and we respect them, but we also have the right to choose, we as a sovereign government, where we will put the tax burden in order to achieve those objectives. And I honestly believe that it’s the sovereign right of any government to increase taxation on profit-making businesses and not affect the lowest possible pensions and cutbacks further there to achieve those objectives. Now if it’s not the right of a sovereign government how it’s going to achieve those objectives then I think we need to adopt a very extreme anti-democratic view. In those countries under a programme elections shouldn’t take place. Governments should be appointed then, technocrats. And they will be responsible for taking the decisions. And I would like to inform you that you’re right, indeed, in Greece from the past, yes, there were things which are not correct, and we have to get rid of them. For example, early retirements. We were the first to take the initiative to say without having anybody to tell us, we want to get rid of those very early retirements in a country which is in such dire financial straits. We need to reform and our commitments then for fiscal adaptation are there so that we can have a surplus rather than deficits. © European Union 2015 - source: European Parliament Full Verhofstadt speech: http://audiovisual.europarl.europa.eu/Assetdetail.aspx?id=f142670a-c95b-479a-9c52-a4cf00978b42 Full Tsipras speech: http://audiovisual.europarl.europa.eu/Assetdetail.aspx?id=2b6d0529-5602-4055-9fc2-a4cf00bd9d4a http://audiovisual.europarl.europa.eu/Assetdetail.aspx?id=4dab4fad-078d-417e-b794-a4cf00baee8f subscribe: www.youtube.com/alainderaymond more info on: http://www.guyverhofstadt.eu https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexis_Tsipras http://www.alexistsipras.eu http://www.europarl.europa.eu
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Fascism vs Democracy - What's The Difference? - Political Comparison

Fascism vs Democracy - What's The Difference? - Political Comparison

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What's the difference between fascism and democracy? Is The United States at risk of becoming a fascist country, or are people just exaggerating? Is there any chance that President Donald Trump is leading us into fascism? What exactly is democracy? Let's compare fascism vs democracy in this episode of The Infographics Show. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR CHANNEL —► http://bit.ly/2glTFyc Follow us on social media for daily comparisons: Facebook........► https://facebook.com/TheInfographicsShow Instagram.......►https://www.instagram.com/theinfographicsshow Twitter.............► https://twitter.com/TheInfoShow Subreddit.........► http://reddit.com/r/TheInfographicsShow Patreon............► https://www.patreon.com/theinfographicsshow -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sources for this episode: http://pastebin.com/JXRycuKd Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/4JQK/
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Athens and Sparta

Athens and Sparta

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In which Mr. Corwin explains the differences between Athens and Sparta to illustrate how cultures in various city states could be quite different. Also, drawing.
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Liquid Democracy In Simple Terms

Liquid Democracy In Simple Terms

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A video file to download for editing purposes can be found at http://lab.jochmann.me This video is free to use for educational purposes. Translate it from English into your language, add subtitles, edit it, whatever, just please give reference to me if you do derivative work: jochmann.me ___ Script: Did you know the word politics comes from ancient Greek "polis" — the city state in which the first kind of democracy was carried out by its citizens? They, like us today, identified problems and discussed them. We do it on the streets and in bars and sometimes begrudgingly at thanksgiving dinners. In Athens the citizens all came together on a designated hill outside of the city to discuss current issues and create policy solutions. Every free man, literally only free men by the way, had a say and a vote to decide on a policy for each issue. Thus word on the street was transformed into politics. This input from citizens into policy making is what we call direct democracy. Modern nation states, like Germany in our example here, do not share one common public space where all citizens could meet. Reaching an understanding about common issues merely by talking them over is unfeasible for the amount of people that would have to be included in our modern societies. The problems of our time are very much different from those of ancient Greece in three ways: Because of the diversity among our citizens mitigating their issues is far more complex. Moreover, to be a citizen today is no longer a vocation. Unlike the men of Athens we usually have to work to earn our living and do not have the time to spend all of our day pondering and discussing political issues. That may be part of the reason why many people today feel they do not have the adequate expert knowledge about those issues to contribute to the political sphere. What most modern democracies do instead, then, is have designated representatives from the populace devote their full time to be professional politicians. They carry out the public discussion of issues in our place. Mass media channels their discussions back to our societies. But only the politicians get to decide on those issues in the designated political arena. We, the public, do get the chance to vote for a representative of one world view or political persuasion in certain intervals, usually every few years. In most of our democratic systems the representatives are being organized through party affiliation. The majorities that come about in the election then get to decide on current issues and turn them into policies for as long as th ey are elected. We regular citizens do not get to have an input on policy making during that time. This system of politics is what we call (for purposes of this explanation) indirect democracy. Recently there are people who are no longer satisfied with such a rigid system that all but eliminates the input of citizens from policy making. They argue that any citizen at any time should have the chance to make their voice heard in the policy making process, even if they do not want to become full time politicians. Full time politicians and parties may still be useful, but every citizen should be given a vote for every issue on the table. In this system, people may choose to delegate their vote to another person, whom they trust to make an informed decision in their place, who in turn may delegate those collected votes further on to yet somebody else, a politician who stands for a certain world view, perhaps. They may also choose to elect professional politicians themselves. And now people also get to vote on policies directly. Now there are several ways in which the input from people may be transformed into policy. Moreover, whenever there is a particular issue in which a person has such a strong opinion they do not want to trust anyone else to make the decision for them, they can take back their vote from the person they delegated it to, and vote on the policy themselves. It is this fluid alternation between direct democracy and indirect democracy that gives name to the proposed system of liquid democracy. Modern technology has made a public space that all citizens can inhabit possible. Instead of on a hill outside the city we may meet in cyberspace. We can discuss events online to determine issues that warrant policy making. Collaboration tools, of which Wikipedia is but one small example, can facilitate ways in which many people can have an input on policies. And computers and modern cryptography can tally votes and the delegation of votes so we can decide on those policies. This way all citizens could partake in policy making once again, much like on the Agora, the hill outside of Athens.
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Athens - the birth place of democracy, Rate My Science

Athens - the birth place of democracy, Rate My Science

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http://ratemyscience.com/ Publish your projects or ideas at Rate My Science. Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world's oldest cities, as its recorded history spans around 3,400 years. Classical Athens was a powerful city-state. A centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Socrates, Plato's Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum, it is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, largely due to the impact of its cultural and political achievements during the 5th and 4th centuries BC on the rest of the then known European continent.
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ANCIENT GREECE Song by Mr. Nicky

ANCIENT GREECE Song by Mr. Nicky

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TEACHERS: Mr. Nicky performs school assemblies and workshops across the country, helping your classes write their own educational parodies! These programs meet state learning standards, and they're tons of fun! Please send an e-mail to mrnickychicago@gmail.com for full information. (Students will not receive a response, but thank you for your support. Please tell your teachers to e-mail Mr. Nicky!) LESSON ON ANCIENT GREECE By Mr. Nicky To the tune ofAll About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor Because I taught Alexander the Great, I'm the great Aristotle Alexander the Great, I'm the great Aristotle Alexander the Great, I'm the great Aristotle Alexander the Great, I'm so great (great, great, great, great, great) If you're a polytheist, you should be thanking Zeus For all the Greek achievements that they've passed down to you 'Cause you got Democracy from the folks in Athens & Our alphabet is from the Phoenicians Minoans and Mycenaeans worked at their sailing trade Around an acropolis they'd build a city-state Wasn't much farming soil, barely enough On the peninsulas of Attica and Peloponnesus So in Athens they'd given their citizens voting rights (rule by the people) But in Sparta they were doing their duty and trained to fight (their duty, duty, for their oligarchy) Though the Spartans had helots, they were jealous of Athens' power (Athens' jury and assembly) With their allies they all fought the Peloponnesian War It was a battle between city-states, city-states A battle between two city-states, city-states A battle that ends the Golden Age, Golden Age A battle where Pericles was slain by a plague (ugh!) Then Macedonians Invaded from the north in a phalanx Phillip II fought on horses' backs The Greeks got warnings from Demosthenes the Orator but Phillip's cavalries won His son Alexander spread Greek culture through his empire (mixing the traditions) With a library in Alexandria on the Nile (they built a Pharos, it's a giant lighthouse) Hellenism spread eastward till he died in Babylon (His generals split his Empire) He should have prayed to Athena inside of the Parthenon It's like a tragedy by Sophocles, Sophocles, Greek Drama Or by Euripides, Euripides, Greek Drama Or Aristophanes, Aristophanes, Greek Drama It's like a tragedy, tragedy It's like the Iliad and Odyssey, Odyssey by Homer It's like the Iliad and Odyssey, by Homer It's like the Iliad and Odyssey by Homer It's like the Iliad and Odyssey That's right I taught Alexander the Great, I'm the great Aristotle Alexander the Great, I'm the Great Aristotle Alexander the Great, I'm the Great Aristotle Alexander the Great, I'm so great I learned from philosophy from Socrates, Socrates, I'm Plato I learned from philosophy from Socrates, Socrates, I'm Plato I learned from philosophy from Socrates, Socrates, I'm Plato Play-doh? hahaha
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In Athens Speech Obama Focuses On The Values Of Democracy

In Athens Speech Obama Focuses On The Values Of Democracy

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Addressing an audience in the birthplace of democracy, Athens, Greece, current President Barack Obama spoke about the virtues of a democratic ideology, and made no small amount of reference to man soon to replace him, Donald Trump. "The next American president and I could not be more different," stated Obama in the valedictory speech. "We have very different points of view, but American democracy is bigger than any one person." Obama may have been making reference to Trump's my-way-or-the-highway attitude when he spoke to the audience about the importance of diplomacy when it comes to saving lives. The current president then gave hope to those worried about some of Trump's rights-violating ideas for the country, saying, "Any action by a president or any result of an election or any legislation that is proven flawed can be corrected through the process of democracy." http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/nJYdkUII75s/us-obama-democracy-idUSKBN13B1TR http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Vote It using http://wochit.com
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President Barack Obama Athens, Greece speech November 16, 2016

President Barack Obama Athens, Greece speech November 16, 2016

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2 migrats unhumanly tortured by GREEK police.disturbing footage,must see!

2 migrats unhumanly tortured by GREEK police.disturbing footage,must see!

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This is a video showing greek police unhumainly torturing two emigrants at a police station in athens. talk about human rights and and democracy in greece!greeks r faggets!!sick!
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