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Breaking Democracy's Spell
John Dunn

In this timely and important work, eminent political theorist John Dunn argues that democracy is not synonymous with good government. The author explores the labyrinthine reality behind the basic concept of democracy, demonstrating how the political system that people in the West generally view as straightforward and obvious is, in fact, deeply unclear and, in many cases, dysfunctional. Consisting of four thought-provoking lectures, Dunn’s book sketches the path by which democracy became the only form of government with moral legitimacy, analyzes the contradictions and pitfalls of modern American democracy, and challenges the academic world to take responsibility for giving the world a more coherent understanding of this widely misrepresent...

The Henry L. Stimson Lectures Series

2014   208 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300179910  $35.00 sc
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The Bigot
Why Prejudice Persists
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Sustainable Lifestyles and the Quest for Plenitude
Case Studies of the New Economy
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The Constitutional Parent
Rights, Responsibilities, and the Enfranchisement of the Child
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Making Make-Believe Real
Politics as Theater in Shakespeare's Time
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Wildcat Currency
How the Virtual Money Revolution Is Transforming the Economy
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The Compelling Ideal
Thought Reform and the Prison in China, 1901-1956
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The Trouble with History
Morality, Revolution, and Counterrevolution
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An Uncanny Era
Conversations between Václav Havel and Adam Michnik
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Charter of the United Nations
Together with Scholarly Commentaries and Essential Historical Documents
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Emperor of Liberty
Thomas Jefferson’s Foreign Policy
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Importing Poverty?
Immigration and the Changing Face of Rural America
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Managing Labor Migration in the Twenty-First Century
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Spy Capitalism
ITEK and the CIA
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Utopia
Second Edition
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Rav Kook
Mystic in a Time of Revolution
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The Second Arab Awakening
And the Battle for Pluralism
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Lodge in Vietnam
A Patriot Abroad
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Toward a Democratic Science
Scientific Narration and Civic Communication
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The Warburg Years (1919-1933)
Essays on Language, Art, Myth, and Technology
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If Mayors Ruled the World
Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities
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