What did democracy really mean in Athens? While we might consider elections to be the cornerstone of democracy, the Athenians who coined the term actually employed a lottery system to choose most of their politicians. Melissa Schwartzberg describes the ins and outs of the Athenian democracy, and addresses some ways in which a lottery system might benefit us today. View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-did-democracy-really-mean-in-athen
seriously, when they say we are now a democracy cause women can vote, and I'm like, dude, we'll be a democracy when number of women presidents is close to number of male presidents, no sooner than that.