Democracy and Populism

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Click for availability and more information Democracy and Populism, by John Lukacs

As a dispassionate observer of western democracy who also cares very deeply about its future, Mr. Lukacs recounts the devolution of democracy into populism and the serious dangers to humanity that this poses and that can already be seen in many things. The creation of publicity-celebrity-propaganda as a substitute for real knowledge, and ideology for truth, have largely been responsible for this state of affairs. He quotes Lord Salisbury : '"There is the freedom that makes every man free; and there is the freedom, so-called, which makes every man the slave of the majority."' A warning that needs to be given serious consideration by all thoughtful people.

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