Letters and Politics

KPFA Special – A History of the Athenian Democracy (Part 3): Decline and Fall of the Empire

Host Mitch Jeserich tells the story of the oldest democracy we have account of, how it started and evolved 500 thousand years ago in ancient Athens.

KPFA is offering a limited edition of The Trial of Socrates by I.F. Stone

In unraveling the long-hidden issues of the most famous free speech case of all time, noted author I.F. Stone ranges far and wide over Roman as well as Greek history to present an engaging and rewarding introduction to classical antiquity and its relevance to society today.