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2 June 2005 Edition

A lesson in democracy

2 June 2005

The ancient Greeks, who came up with the idea of 'democracy', differed greatly to modern day citizens in their understanding of the concept. Women, non-landowners and foreigners were all excluded from the vote. Only the political elite, propertied, wealthy men, were considered wise enough to make decisions on behalf of all citizens. Free article

An Phoblacht Magazine


  • Don't miss your chance to get the second edition of the 2019 magazine, published to coincide with Easter Week
  • This special edition which focuses on Irish Unity, features articles by Pearse Doherty, Dr Thomas Paul and Martina Anderson.
  • Pearse sets out the argument for an United Ireland Economy whilst Pat Sheehan makes the case for a universally free all-island health service.
  • Other articles include, ‘Ceist teanga in Éirinn Aontaithe’, ‘Getting to a new Ireland’ and ‘Ireland 1918-22: The people’s revolution’.

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