Are Politics Getting Worse, Or Are We Getting a Better Handle on How Bad It Has Always Been?

In their concern that democracy work well enough to give them freedom to exploit the land and labour of others, but not to give the mass of the population any ideas about improving their lot at their expense, the propertied interests who founded the United States took inspiration from Greek democracy and the Roman Republic. Both of these systems were established within slave societies divided by classes and castes, where, anticipating future developments, wealthy patriarchs were accorded sole voting rights.

Source: Are Politics Getting Worse, Or Are We Getting a Better Handle on How Bad It Has Always Been?

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