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The future of freedom : illiberal democracy at home and abroad (original 2003; edition 2003)
The Future of Freedom by Fareed Zakaria (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.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:03:52 -0400)
"American democracy is, in many people's minds, the model for the rest of the world. Fareed Zakaria points out that the American form of democracy is one of the least democratic in use today. Members of the Supreme Court and the Federal Reserve, institutions that fundamentally shape our lives, are appointed, not elected. The Bill of Rights enumerates a set of privileges to which citizens are entitled, no matter what the majority says. By restricting our democracy, we enhance our freedom"--Container.
(summary from another edition)
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