The Athenian Plague, A Cautionary Tale

Written by Gary Bass 10 June 2020

“The plague reminds us that the legacy of the eternal “wonder” of Athens contains within it a cautionary tale: the failure of democratic society to cope with a lethal epidemic. The model of how democracy began is also a study in how it can founder and fall” (Gary Bass, 2020).

Publisher: The New Yorker

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Categories: Tools of Democracy, Culture and Democracy