[AZW] ☆ How Democracies Perish | By Õ Jean-François Revel Branko M. Lazi William Byron

How Democracies Perish By Jean-François Revel Branko M. Lazi William Byron,

  • Title: How Democracies Perish
  • Author: Jean-François Revel Branko M. Lazi William Byron
  • ISBN: 9780060970116
  • Page: 120
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Basically a look at why relatively free countries were on the defensive and apparently losing in the struggle against Communism, Revel reviews the weaknesses of free societies, to include their own lack of cultural confidence, as well as freedoms that could be and were exploited by totalitarian enemies Revel s dire predictions initially seem laughable in light of actual events, but one must remember that the Soviet Union s collapse was not inevitable In fact, it was precisely by breaking from t [...]

    2. Random quotes from the book that I found interesting A civilization that feels guilty for everything it is and does will lack the energy and conviction to defend itselfDemocratic civilization is the first in history to blame itself because another power is working to destroy it Democratic civilization is the first in history to blame itself because another power is working to destroy it The distinguishing mark of our century is not so much communism s determination to erase democracy from our pl [...]

    3. Recommended by James Schall in Another Sort of Learning, Chapter 11, as one of Eight Books on the Topic of Utopianism and Coercion.

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