More democracy means more freedom. Or does it? American democracy is, in many people's minds, the model for the rest of the world. Fareed Zakaria points out that the American form of democracy is one of the least democratic in use today. Members of the Supreme Court and the Federal Reserve, institutions that fundamentally shape our lives, are appointed, not elected. The Bill of Rights enumerates a set of privileges to which citizens are entitled, no matter what the majority says. By restricting our democracy, we enhance our freedom. Abroad, the spread of democracy has not produced a corresponding growth of liberty. We are seeing in many parts of the world, a strange creature--the elected autocrat. Zakaria calls for a restoration of the balance between liberty and democracy and shows how liberal democracy has to be made effective and relevant for our times. A modern classic that uses historical analysis to shed light on the present, The Future of Freedom enjoyed extended stays on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post bestseller lists and has been translated into eighteen languages.
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Fareed Zakaria is editor-at-large of Time, a Washington Post columnist, a New York Times bestselling author, and host of CNN's flagship international affairs program, Fareed Zakaria GPS. He received a BA from Yale and a PhD from Harvard. He lives in New York City.From AudioFile:
This provacative book is written by NEWSWEEK columnist and television commentator Fareed Zakaria. Ned Schmidtke's fine reading is even-paced and clear and fits well with the material. While his voice is not particularly dynamic, it is appropriate for the text. Zakaria challenges conventional wisdom on the link between economic and political liberalism and political democracy. He traces the development of liberalism and democracy in a host of countries around the world and then turns to questions about the functioning of democracy in America, ultimately challenging some of our assumptions about democracy always being the best form of government. M.L.C. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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