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The Honey and the Hemlock

Democracy and Paranoia in Ancient Athens and Modern America

By (author) Eli Sagan
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Publisher: Princeton University Press, New Jersey, United States
Published: 22nd May 1994
Dimensions: w 197mm h 254mm d 26mm
Weight: 595g
ISBN-10: 0691001030
ISBN-13: 9780691001036
Barcode No: 9780691001036
Synopsis
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.

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"The highest praise that I can bestow upon The Honey and the Hemlock by Eli Sagan is that it's the political equivalent of Harold Bloom's remarkable The Book of J--an audacious rereading of ancient texts that take on new and startling meaning when seen through the eyes of a daring interpreter."--Jonathan Kirsch, Los Angeles Times