Review

Review: John Keane's impeccably timed history of democracy is a short and illuminating book

By Robyn Ferrell
April 29 2022 - 2:00pm
Democracy settled famously in Athens - now symbolised by the Parthenon in Athens. Picture: Shutterstock
  • The Shortest History of Democracy, by John Keane. Black Inc, $24.99.

With impeccable if tragic timing, this book arrived just as authoritarian Russia invaded Ukraine, its democratic neighbour.

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