How to ensure the survival of democracy: Josiah Ober on ancient Greece and Rome as models of self government by their citizens image
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How to ensure the survival of democracy: Josiah Ober on ancient Greece and Rome as models of self government by their citizens
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EPISODE 1737: In this KEEN ON show, Andrew talks to Josiah Ober, co-author of THE CIVIC BARGAIN, about how ancient Greece and Rome are models of self government by their citizens


Josiah Ober is an American historian of ancient Greece and classical political theorist. He is Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis Professor in honor of Constantine Mitsotakis, and professor of classics and political science, at Stanford University. His teaching and research links ancient Greek history and philosophy with modern political theory and practice.


Named as one of the "100 most connected men" by GQ magazine, Andrew Keen is amongst the world's best known broadcasters and commentators. In addition to presenting KEEN ON, he is the host of the long-running How To Fix Democracy show. He is also the author of four prescient books about digital technology: CULT OF THE AMATEUR, DIGITAL VERTIGO, THE INTERNET IS NOT THE ANSWER and HOW TO FIX THE FUTURE. Andrew lives in San Francisco, is married to Cassandra Knight, Google's VP of Litigation & Discovery, and has two grown children.

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