New PDF release: After Tocqueville: The Promise and Failure of Democracy

By Chilton Williamson

The finish of Democracy? 

The fall of the Berlin Wall. The cave in of the Iron Curtain. The Orange Revolution. The Arab Spring.

The rush of occasions in contemporary a long time turns out to substantiate that Alexis de Tocqueville used to be correct: the longer term belongs to democracy. yet take a more in-depth glance. The heritage of democracy because the 1830s, whilst Tocqueville wrote Democracy in America, finds a much more complex photo. And the longer term, writer Chilton Williamson Jr. demonstrates, appears to be like really unpromising for democratic associations round the world.

The fall of communism sparked the preferred idea that the unfold of democracy used to be inevitable. After Tocqueville challenges this sunny idea. a variety of points of twenty-first-century lifestyles that Tocqueville may well scarcely have imagined—political, financial, social, spiritual, highbrow, technological, environmental—militate opposed to democracy, either in constructing societies and within the supposedly democratic West.

This piercing, elegantly written booklet increases an important questions on the way forward for democracy.

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