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 fresh many years turns out to verify that Alexis de Tocqueville was once correct: the longer term belongs to democracy. yet take a better glance. The heritage of democracy because the 1830s, whilst Tocqueville wrote Democracy in America, unearths a much more advanced photograph. And the long run, writer Chilton Williamson Jr. demonstrates, looks particularly unpromising for democratic associations round the world.

The fall of communism sparked the preferred proposal that the unfold of democracy used to be inevitable. After Tocqueville challenges this sunny suggestion. a number of features of twenty-first-century existence that Tocqueville may scarcely have imagined—political, financial, social, non secular, 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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