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Re: [chat] Is that the truth hurts?
- To: David <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [chat] Is that the truth hurts?
- From: Lindsay Holmwood <holmwoodl@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2004 14:13:46 +1000
- Cc: slug-chat@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Organization: asymmetrics.net
On Sat, 17 Jul 2004 13:42:02 +1000
David <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> You just don't have a grip on the derivation of the concept of
> democracy... you should return to first principles... eg:
> demo: show how (as in "demonstration")
> cracy: crass.. poor taste
For those who are interested, the word democracy is actually derived
from the Greek words;
Demos: Franchise, and
"Cracy" (in one form or another): Rule
Hence, the actual word democracy means "franchised rule".
If anyone is looking for a good read on the concepts of democracy, i'd
suggest "The Real World of Democracy - The Massey Lectures", by C.B.
Macpherson. It's a collection of transcribed lectures that were first
aired by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1965.