Ostracism: How Ancient Greeks Handled Uncool Politicians

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Ostracism: How Ancient Greeks Handled Uncool Politicians

Tuesday, 17 August

What if you could put troublesome citizens into time out for a decade? That's what ancient Athenians did through the practice of ostracism. This vote, which wasn't the same thing as a trial, resulted in a surprisingly progressive ten-year exile for the ostracized. In today's episode, the guys take a closer look at the system, and wonder whether something like it could work in the modern day. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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