The Informed Citizen, from Athens to Today
Join New York University Politics professor Melissa Schwartzberg as she discusses what it means to be an informed citizen in the context of the history of democracy, particularly in ancient Athens.
“Who would have constituted an informed citizen? My basic answer is that in Athens, all citizens were taken to be informed citizens. But I would be pretty precise about how we should understand that term.”
Melissa Schwartzberg is the Silver Professor of Politics at New York University, and is a 2020 American Council of Learned Societies fellow and a 2020 Guggenheim fellow.
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