[Marxism] Athenian democracy

Carrol Cox cbcox at ilstu.edu
Tue Jul 4 09:17:47 MDT 2006

The Athenian peasantry were not socialists, and Athenian democracy did
indirectly depend on slavery, but that it was _really_ a radical break
with the past, a break that was not repeated for a couple of millenia,
may be best imaged by Plato's hatred of it, and the dishonesty of
Plato's critique.


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