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The Honey and the Hemlock:Democracy and Paranoia in Anc

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The Honey and the Hemlock: Democracy and Paranoia in Ancient Athens and Modern America by Eli Sagan From Publishers Weekly In its enslavement and occasional genocide of captured cities, ancient Athens "matched any of the barbarisms of twentieth-century totalitarian states," writes Sagan. Athens, cradle of the concept and practice of citizenship, was a mature democracy flawed by cruel, imperial domination of neighbors, by its legions of slaves, by its exclusion of women from cultural and political life. To explain this paradox, Sagan ( Freud, Women and Morality ), in a profound psychohistory, diagnoses Athens as a society with paranoid tendencies, one that sought control over a feared, untrustworthy universe through domination and projection. Further, he draws parallels between Athens, unable to free itself from self-destructiveness, and the self-annihilating potential of modern America. Sagan humanizes the classical world even as he reveals its horrors. This landmark study is one of the few key guides to retrieving what is viable in our Greco-Roman heritage. History Book Club alternate. Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. Product Description: Examining Athenian democracy as an object lesson for democracy in general, and invoking Freud as his guide in this task, Eli Sagan explores the startling contradictions in the society of Athens: its delicious honey and its deadly hemlock. Examining Athenian democracy as an object lesson for democracy in general, and invoking Freud as his guide in this task, Eli Sagan explores the startling contradictions in the society of Athens: its delicious honey and its deadly hemlock. Product Details Hardcover: 429 pages Publisher: Basic Books (October 1, 1991) ISBN: 0465030580 Hard Cover. Very Good/Fine. First Edition. Trade Edition. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall List price:27.00 Tight binding Clean pages Pristine dustjacket Sagan offers provocative observations, drawn from the Athenian and American experience. Examining Athenian democracy as an object lesson for democracy in general, and invoking Freud as his guide. "Democracy is a miracle, " Eli Sagan writes, "considering human psychological disabilities." Check out my other items! I have books Galore!! I have adult and children's, fiction and nonfiction, hardcover and soft cover. I also have many educational books appropriate for homeschooling. If you are looking for a particular title or author, let me know because chances are that I have it! I run promotions in my store every month. See this month's featured promotions! Powered by Turbo Lister On Aug-10-07 at 11:24:35 PDT, seller added the following information:
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