Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Today's English

Isonomy: Equal law or right; equal distribution of rights and privileges; similarity.

"This notion of no-rule was expressed by the word isonomy, whose outstanding characteristic among the forms of government, as the ancients had enumerated them, was that the notion of rule was entirely absent from it. The polis was supposed to be an isonomy, not a democracy."
-Hannah Arendt, On Revolution.

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