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Does Classics Have a Future?

Najee Olya Los Angeles Review of Books
The academic discipline of classics is facing profound challenges from scholars that are looking to renovate its traditional focus on the "whiteness" of its subject. This study is an expression of that challenge.


Democracy, from King Hammurabi's Time to Tomorrow

Stephanie J. Smith New Politics
Democracy briskly and transparently recasts traditional world histories and world populations frequently left out of the narrative into a consideration of how different political alliances, including those of repressed and typically underrepresented groups, demand democracy through use of language and direct action. Democracy connects the local and the global, as well as the past and present, in understanding the complex and shifting notions of democracy.
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