How Democracies Perish

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How Democracies Perish

  1. Jean-François Revel Branko M. Lazi William Byron says:
    Jean Fran ois Revel was a French politician, journalist, author, prolific philosopher and member of the Acad mie fran aise since June 1998.He was best known for his books Without Marx or Jesus The New American Revolution Has Begun, The Flight from Truth The Reign of Deceit in the Age of Information and his 2002 book Anti Americanism, one year after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks In the latter book, Revel criticised those Europeans who argued that the United States had brought about the terrorist attacks upon itself through misguided foreign policies He wrote thus Obsessed by their hatred and floundering in illogicality, these dupes forget that the United States, acting in her own self interest, is also acting in the interest of us Europeans and in the interests of many other countries, threatened, or already subverted and ruined, by terrorism In 1975 he delivered the Huizinga Lecture in Leiden, The Netherlands, under the title La tentation totalitaire The Totalitarian Temptation.

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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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