Contemplating with the Greek philosophers in Rome, Italia.

Greek and Democracy

Democracy (dēmokratía i.e. rule by the people) first emerged in the city-state (polis) of Athens in Ancient Greece, and has been endorsed, notwithstanding the rise and fall of various political ideals in the time between, as the system of governance par excellence in the modern era. Crucial to democracy is universal suffrage, which ensures everyone…

A lovely, sunny morning in the Hyde Park in London, England.

Informed and Reasoned Democracy

June 23, 2016 marked the day that the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in a referendum, the Brexit as it is called. Countless debates and predictions from analysts and economists alike led up to that day. Still it turned out to be a bit of a surprise that the Briton wanted to…