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The demon in democracy

Ryszard Legutko

The demon in democracy

totalitarian temptations in free societies

by Ryszard Legutko

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Philosophy,
  • Comparative government,
  • Communism,
  • Democracy

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRyszard Legutko ; translated by Teresa Adelson ; with a foreword by John O"Sullivan
    ContributionsAdelson, Teresa, translator
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJC423 .L43413 2016
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 182 pages
    Number of Pages182
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27202152M
    ISBN 101594038635
    ISBN 109781594038631, 9781594038648
    LC Control Number2015044482
    OCLC/WorldCa914219119

      Legutko is an accomplished scholar of classical political philosophy. His most recent book is The Demon in Democracy: Totalitarian Temptations in Free Societies. It has been hailed as “the indispensable book about the current crisis of liberalism” by Harvard University’s Adrian Vermeule, Ralph S. Tyler Professor of Constitutional Law. The Demon in Democracy: Totalitarian Temptations in Free Societies by Ryszard Legutko. Ryszard Legutko lived and suffered under communism for decadesand he fought with the Polish ant-communist movement to abolish it. Having lived for two decades under a liberal democracy, however, he has discovered that these two political systems have a lot.

      Book Reviews The Demon in Democracy: Totalitarian Temptations in Free Societies by Ryszard Legutko, New York, NY: Encounter Books, .   The Demon in Democracy is one of those rare books with the power to utterly change the way you see the world.” ―Rod Dreher, senior editor of The American Conservative, /5(66).

    The demon in democracy: totalitarian temptations in free societies. [Ryszard Legutko] -- "The book is written from a perspective of someone who, after having lived for many years under communism and then for more than two decades under a liberal democracy, has discovered that those two. In *The Demon in Democracy, Legutko explores the shared objectives between these two political systems, and explains how liberal democracy has over time lurched towards the same goals as communism, albeit without Soviet style brutality.5/5.


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Legutko analyzes liberal-democracy's affects on our understanding of history, utopia, politics, ideology, and religion/5.

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