Episode 11 of the podcast, where we let you peak your head round one of the classroom doors, here at History At Our House!

We carry on with the high school class from last week, who were reading about Socrates trial in Plato's 'Apology'. This week they look at the wider issues involved, about democracy and the rule of law versus the wishes of the people. How does one balance the freedom and rights of the individual with the fact that a government is formed of (or by representatives of) the people, and by extension their wishes and desires? This was a question the founders of the United States grappled with, being all too aware of this moment in history themselves...

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