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The Future of Freedom (2003)
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0393324877, Paperback)A national bestseller, including extended stays on the "New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and "Washington Post lists, this major work by "Newsweek International editor Fareed Zakaria has been touted by the "New York Times as "brave and ambitious...updated Tocqueville" and the "Chicago Tribune as "essential reading for anyone worried about the promotion and preservation of liberty." "Intensely provocative and valuable," according to "Business Week, and with an easy command of history, philosophy, and current affairs, "The Future of Freedom calls for a restoration of the balance between liberty and democracy and shows how liberal democracy has to be made effective and relevant for our lime. Woodrow Wilson said the challenge of the twentieth century was to make the world safe for democracy. This penetrating book challenges us to make democracy safe for the world.
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The Future of Freedom is a groundbreaking work in which Newsweek International editor Fareed Zakaria presents a penetrating and provocative analysis of the most powerful force sweeping the world - democracy. Tracing the rise of democracy through history, Zakaria reveals why, although democracy has broken down hierarchies, opened up closed systems, and given rise to freedom in some places, it has also fostered chaos, ethnic warfare, and destroyed the very liberties and freedoms it is meant to produce. In The Future of Freedom, Zakaria calls for a re-evaluation of our beliefs in democratic ideals and, in particular, the widely held notion that more democracy means more freedom and a guarantee of greater civil and economic liberties. This book is a call for self-control, for a restoration of the balance between democracy and liberty, Zakaria writes. It is not an argument against democracy. But it is a claim that there can be such a thing as too much democracy; too much of an emphatically good thing.
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