Democracy and an age of genius

Paul Cartledge looks at the roots of mass participation in politics, while AC Grayling explains why he thinks the 17th century was pivotal to the development of the modern mind


Classicist Paul Cartledge heads back to Ancient Greece to explore the roots of mass participation in politics. Meanwhile, we speak to philosopher AC Grayling about his new book The Age of Genius: The Seventeenth Century and the Birth of the Modern Mind.