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The ramparts we guard (edition 1950)

by Robert M. MacIver

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The Ramparts We Guard by Robert Morrison MacIver

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A short book about understanding democracy, appreciating it and living up to its standards of equality and freedom of thought, in other words guarding the democratic ramparts. The book was aimed for an American audience in the 1950s but most of its message applies directly to present day democracies as well. The first half of the book deals with the nature of democracy, the second and third parts with its internal and external risks. The author vividly argues that democracy may soon be lost if it is taken for granted. Few political thinkers can match his ability to condense important insights into every paragraph.
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