Monthly Archives: January 2011

DVD on Athens, including info on sortition

I found this PBS documentary enlightening. From my understanding of the classical Athenian political system, this presentation overplays the role of elections and underplays the role of sortition. [Obtained through Netflix.] Athens: The Dawn of Democracy 2007 NR 120 minutes … Continue reading

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Then and Now and What’s Ahead: An “Un-Common” Interview in the year 2030

Just posted to the website of Common Lot Productions: Whimsically provocative interview from the future. A look back and a look forward from the perspective of the year 2030 when sortitional selection of a Citizen Chamber in the U.S. Congress … Continue reading

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