In the 1980s, noted classicist Maurice Pope wrote a manuscript about how sortition--or lottery-based democracy--should be implemented for a more fair and representative society. This manuscript proceeded to be rejected by each publishing house that had the chance. Decades later, this manuscript, titled "The Keys to Democracy: Sortition as a New Model For Citizen Power," is now seeing the light of day due to the diligent efforts of Maurice's son Hugh, who edited and revised the rediscovered manuscript for posthumous release after his father's passing. Hugh joins the podcast to discuss the experience of editing his late father's work, why there is more receptiveness to lottery-based democracy today than four decades ago, and why he believes that sortition provides the "keys to democracy" to help solve wicked problems.
The Keys to Democracy: Sortition as a New Model for Citizen Power (Powells.com)