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Athenian Democracy

A Lesson in Immigration Policy from the Cradle of Democracy

Of all the ancient Greek cities, Athens was the most prominent. It was there that the main thinkers, philosophers and authors who contributed to the development of Western culture as we know it today lived and worked. By Alastair Blanshard Those...

Lessons from Ancient Athens: The Art of Exiling Your Enemies

For the first time in recent memory the possibility of imprisoning political rivals has entered the political discourse of a modern western election. But ostracism is an ancient Greek democratic tradition practiced in classical Athens that offers an alternative...

The Battle of Marathon Saved Western Civilization 2,500 Years Ago

In September of the year 490 BC, just 42 km outside of Athens, an army of brave Greeks saved their city from the invading Persian army.