From Democrats to Kings: The Brutal Dawn of a New World from the Downfall of Athens to the Rise of Alexander the Great

Booknotes: From Democrats to Kings: The Brutal Dawn of a New World from the Downfall of Athens to the Rise of Alexander the Great
June 20th, 2018 •

Although wary of direct correlations of different phases of the eonic effect the resemblance of our period with the waning of athenian democracy during the peloponesian war and the lead up to the alexandrian era (followed by the destruction of the roman republic, quite a bit later) is truly unnerving: another democratic experiment subject to destruction…The situation is especially dangerous because the defenders of democracy as established politics is no longer really democratic beyond form and unable to repair itself…
One hesitates to say it but the resemblance is almost uncanny and leads one to wonder what is going on.
In a precise and weird timing the millennial turn started what has been a direct assault on democracy (the seeds were already in the neoliberal era, cf. ‘Democracy in Chains), with a real wallop of explicit attacks in the trump era…the dawn of a brutal new era? the whole game seems transparent, except it isn’t, quite…

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