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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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A Mere Machine
The Supreme Court, Congress, and American Democracy
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Stumbling Giant
The Threats to China's Future
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Sustainable Lifestyles and the Quest for Plenitude
Case Studies of the New Economy
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The Citizen's Share
Reducing Inequality in the 21st Century
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Friend of the Court
On the Front Lines with the First Amendment
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Hard Times
The Divisive Toll of the Economic Slump
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Japan
The Paradox of Harmony
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Restless Valley
Revolution, Murder, and Intrigue in the Heart of Central Asia
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The Taliban Revival
Violence and Extremism on the Pakistan-Afghanistan Frontier
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The Constitutional Parent
Rights, Responsibilities, and the Enfranchisement of the Child
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Brazil
The Troubled Rise of a Global Power
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Making Make-Believe Real
Politics as Theater in Shakespeare's Time
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1940
FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler—the Election amid the Storm
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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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Beyond the University
Why Liberal Education Matters
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Charter of the United Nations
Together with Scholarly Commentaries and Essential Historical Documents
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