[ILUG] Democrats Abroad
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Thu Jan 10 20:43:05 GMT 2008
| From: Conor Wynne <mariconor at gmail.com>
| Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2008 20:11:13 +0000
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| The world needs to revert to the one true democracy once more, that of
| Cleistenes in Ancient Athens. "Cleisthenes also instituted a council
| (and the) use of a lottery to make the final selection of members,
| ensured that no individual, however wealthy or powerful, could
| improperly influence its decisions."
worked great. ensured people eligible for the
lottery stayed eligible, and no-one else (e.g.,
slaves, females, non-citizens, and other such
undesirables) became eligible. and wasn't the
p.s. is this thread in some competition to see
just how off-topic it's possible to get?
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