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House of Anansi Press

Democracy on Trial

Written by Jean Bethke Elshtain

Published November 08, 1993 | ISBN 9780887845451
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy

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160 pages | 8.630 in × 5.130 in
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Democracy on Trial

CBC Massey Lectures

Jean Bethke Elshtain

Is democracy as we know it in danger? More and more we confront one another as aggrieved groups rather than as free citizens. Deepening cynicism, the growth of corrosive individualism, statism, and the loss of civil society are warning signs that democracy may be incapable of satisfying the yearnings it itself unleashes -- yearnings for freedom, fairness, and equality. In her 1993 CBC Massey Lectures, political philosopher Jean Bethke Elshtain delves into these complex issues to evaluate democracy's chances for survival.

About the Author

Jean Bethke Elshtain

Jean Bethke Elshtain is Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at the University of Chicago Divinity School, and Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Chair in the Foundations of American Freedom at Georgetown University.