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Editor’s Note: On September 4, 2014, Boris Johnson gave this lecture at the Legatum Institute, in which he drew parallels between Athens and London and examined how the experiences of democrats in the 5th century B.C. can help to preserve London’s unique metropolitan character today. 

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Published: Oct 26, 2016
Boris Johnson
Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson (born 1964) is a British politician, popular historian, author, and journalist. He has been Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs since July 2016 and has served as a Member of Parliament since 2015. He previously served as Mayor of London. A member of the Conservative Party, Mr. Johnson was a leader of the Brexit movement that led to Britain's withdrawal from the European Union and was viewed and is seen as a viable replacement as leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister in the wake of the 2017 General Election results.
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