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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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Hitler's Philosophers
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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
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The Five "Confucian" Classics
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Philosophy of Economy
The World as Household
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Why Literature Matters in the 21st Century
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Introduction to Metaphysics
Second Edition
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Birthright
People and Nature in the Modern World
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Thomas Aquinas
A Portrait
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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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Why Nudge?
The Politics of Libertarian Paternalism
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What Art Is
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The Case for Greatness
Honorable Ambition and Its Critics
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Utopia
Second Edition
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Rav Kook
Mystic in a Time of Revolution
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Heidegger's Polemos
From Being to Politics
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Symbolic Forms and Cultural Studies
Ernst Cassirer's Theory of Culture
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Toward a Democratic Science
Scientific Narration and Civic Communication
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Primo Levi
The Matter of a Life
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The Warburg Years (1919-1933)
Essays on Language, Art, Myth, and Technology
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