The Life and Death of Democracy, Paperback Book


The Life and Death of Democracy will inspire and shock its readers.

Presenting the first grand history of democracy for well over a century, it poses along the way some tough and timely questions: how did democratic ideals and institutions come to have the shape they do today?

Given all the recent fanfare about democracy promotion, why are many people now gripped by the feeling that a bad moon is rising over all the world's democracies?

Do they indeed have a future? Or is perhaps democracy fated to melt away, along with our polar ice caps?

Stylishly written, this superb book confronts its readers with an entirely fresh and irreverent look at the past, present and future of democracy.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 992 pages, b-w integrated illustrations
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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  • Category: History: specific events & topics
  • ISBN: 9781416526063



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