Using Ancient Athenian democracy to learn more about modern politics.
Welcome to Truth Decays…
This blog exists to look at Ancient Athenian democracy and consider what lessons, and warnings, we can apply to modern politics. Barack Obama, former President of the United States of America, highlighted that we now have a truth decay, where the truth does not even matter anymore. This blog will consider why this important, and how this problem is certainly not a new one.
Image: The Goddess Athena, patron of Athens (amongst other cities). Roman copy of a Greek original circa 4th Century BC, currently in the Louvre, Paris.
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Hi, I’m Katharine. At the end of my final year during my undergraduate degree, I started to work on a project through the Undergraduate Research Support Scheme. Through this, I focused on the legacy of Athenian Democracy, and looked to the lessons we can learn about modern politics through analysis of the ancient. Read more
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