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CBC Massey lecture 2: The Glory that was Greece

January 27th, 2015

Episode 96 of 461 episodes

The great general Pericles set the stage for this new idea in the world: democracy, and its necessary inhabitant, the citizen. Greek society was far from the democratic ideals of today. There were profound class restrictions around who could be a citizen, but many of the ideals of that time do hold true today. In her second CBC Massey lecture the former governor general of Canada elaborates about the values of democracy.

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