The Struggle For Democracy 06 The Last Citizens

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In the 1980s Patrick Watson, world renowned journalist and subsequently chariman of CBC, travelled the world interviewing politicians and people on the street as he explores what democracy really means and why it is so valued by modern western civilisation. Interviewees include then-future Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume of Northern Ireland, then-current dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi of Libya, and one of the last interviews American author Louis L'Amour did. In the seventh episode Patrick Watson goes all the way back to to one man who is not Steve Jobs of whom it can also be said "iChanged The World". The translation of the bible into what we now consider Early Modern English by Willian Tyndale took the power from the church and the kings and the aristocracy and literated the masses. If you were born in the 1970s or later you might not know of many things covered in this series; they simply were not part of any class i had in school. Canada's "notwithstanding clause" of the constitution wanting to be applied to the rights of women and France attacking a Greenpeace boat in a New Zealand harbour were two totally new things to me when i was recording this series.

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