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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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Famine Politics in Maoist China and the Soviet Union
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The Passage to Europe
How a Continent Became a Union
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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
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Gathering Together
The Shawnee People through Diaspora and Nationhood, 1600–1870
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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 Great War and the Twentieth Century
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Originalism, Federalism, and the American Constitutional Enterprise
A Historical Inquiry
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Philosophy of Economy
The World as Household
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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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