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The Demagogues of Ancient Athens

The phenomenon of unscrupulous politicians stoking tensions in society for their own ends is as old as democracy itself. By John Leonard – “[T]he main cause of the overthrow of democracies is the outrageous behavior of demagogues.’  Aristotle, Politics I.1304b.20 As ancient Athens moved away from kingship and Archaic-era tyranny […]