My Smart Roommates


Impeachment, from Ancient Greece to Modern Europe

Season 1, Ep. 13

Direct democracy in Ancient Greece included euthynai (plural; euthynē singular; "straightening"): a deterrence-based system of mandatory audits, investigations, and public trials of officials to prevent embezzlement, bribery, and malfeasance. Modern European states likewise provide systems for handling misconduct by elected officials and political parties.

Impeachment, My Smart Roommates-style, is a discussion about parallels to impeachment with scholar of the ancient world Dan Caner and European diplomat Nils Muiznieks. 

Discussed in this episode:

Josiah Ober, The Athenian Revolution

Robert Harris, The Cicero Trilogy (Imperium, Lustrum, Dictator)


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