The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad (Revised Edition)

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W. W. Norton & Company, Oct 17, 2007 - Political Science - 304 pages

“A work of tremendous originality and insight. ... Makes you see the world differently.”—Washington Post

Translated into twenty languages ?The Future of Freedom ?is a modern classic that uses historical analysis to shed light on the present, examining how democracy has changed our politics, economies, and social relations. Prescient in laying out the distinction between democracy and liberty, the book contains a new afterword on the United States's occupation of Iraq and a wide-ranging update of the book's themes.
 

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Hind sight is much easier than foresight, so I tried to read beyond that and current political views, and enjoyed at least the first to 2/3rds of the book very much. He makes a valiant and worthy ... Read full review

THE FUTURE OF FREEDOM: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad

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The problem with democracy is that it lets just about everyone have a say.Or so would go an inelegant rendition of Newsweek International editor Zakaria's more sophisticated argument, which is akin to ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION The Democratic Age
13
A Brief History of Human Liberty
29
The Twisted Path
59
Illiberal Democracy
89
The Islamic Exception
119
Too Much of a Good Thing
161
The Death of Authority
199
CONCLUSION The Way Out
239
Afterword
257
Notes
271
Acknowledgments
283
Index
285
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Fareed Zakaria has been called "the most influential foreign policy adviser of his generation" (Esquire). He is the Emmy-nominated host of CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS, contributing editor for The Atlantic, a columnist for the Washington Post, and the best-selling author of The Post-American World and The Future of Freedom. He lives in New York City.

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