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Democracy On Trial

Democracy On Trial
Author: Jean Bethke Elshtain
ISBN 13: 9780465016174
ISBN 10: 465016170
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication Date: 1995-12-22
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
List Price: $16.00

In this timely, thought-provoking book, one of America’s leading political philosophers and public intellectuals questions whether democracy will prove sufficiently robust and resilient to survive the century. Elshtain asks what has gone wrong and why, drawing on examples from American history and other parts of the world. By insisting that there is much to cherish in our democratic traditions, she concludes that democracy involves a permanent clash between conservatism and progressive change.

New York Times Book Review

Wise, humane, and profoundly reflective.