What did democracy really mean in Athens? - Melissa Schwartzberg

source: TED-Ed      2015年3月24日
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While we might consider elections to be the cornerstone of democracy, the Athenians who coined the term actually employed a lottery system to choose most of their politicians. Melissa Schwartzberg describes the ins and outs of the Athenian democracy, and addresses some ways in which a lottery system might benefit us today.
Lesson by Melissa Schwartzberg, animation by TED-Ed.