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The Future of Freedom

Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad

By Fareed Zakaria & Yuri Rasovsky
Narrated by Ned Schmidtke / 10 hours 4 minutes

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.

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Author &
Narrator Ned Schmidtke
ISBN 9781481579780
Length 10 hours 4 minutes
Language English
Publisher Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication Date
Edition Unabridged
Libro.fm Rank #106,990 Overall
Genre Rank #3,094 in Politics & Economy
 

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