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Long live the "Anglosphere"!,
This review is from: Inventing Freedom: How the English-Speaking Peoples Made the Modern World (Hardcover)
Daniel Hannan's book is a timely and refreshing reminded of how the unelected Eurocracy has ridden roughshod over democracy. His historical sense is generally good: our involvement in Europe has always been bad news for Britain. Our institutions and so different, and what he says about the importance and uniqueness of the "Anglosphere" is very valid. The only criticism I have is that he does not recognise (and perhaps does not know much about) the inventors of democracy, i.e. ancient Athens. It is interesting to think that today's internet would permit universal and direct online voting on all issues by the citizens of our vast modern states and thus reinstitute the full democracy of the ancient Greek city-state, when all the citizens met to vote on everything after listening to the views of the politicians.
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Initial post: 15 Feb 2014 03:19:23 GMT
Henry Lee says:
That may be one of the most frightening requests I have ever heard of, really online voting? America is a Republic, not the democracy of Ancient Athens...and btw, their was a reason tyrants were so often popping up in Attica...even during Athens' "Golden Age".
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