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Re: [chat] Is that the truth hurts?
- To: andrew fries <afries@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [chat] Is that the truth hurts?
- From: Lindsay Holmwood <holmwoodl@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2004 14:24:11 +1000
- Cc: slug-chat@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Organization: asymmetrics.net
On Mon, 19 Jul 2004 14:03:52 +1000
andrew fries <afries@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I always thought "Demos" was Greek for "People", and Encyclopedia
> seems to agree with me...
Grrrr.... my stupid mail client's spamming up the list.
Anyhow, yes, you are right - I stand corrected.
When putting my definition forward before I recontextualised a passage
or two from that book, which wasn't exactly the correct thing to do.
Although the word democracy means "people's rule", the Greeks
_regarded_ it as "franchised rule", but their form of democracy
was quite different from anything we'd recognise as democracy.