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What"s wrong with democracy?

from Athenian practice to American worship

by Loren J Samons

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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Democracy -- History,
  • Direct democracy -- Greece -- Athens,
  • Representative government and representation -- United States,
  • Political culture -- United States -- History,
  • Republicanism -- United States -- History,
  • United States -- Civilization -- Greek influences

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-296) and index

    StatementLoren J. Samons II
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJC421 .S32 2004
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxx, 307 p. :
    Number of Pages307
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18170594M
    ISBN 100520236602
    LC Control Number2004008500

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      What if, that is, a sovereign democracy settles upon a policy of full-on socialism? To me the answer to that is obvious enough: the democracy is dead wrong, no matter what degree of majoritarian opinion it commands, and ought to be opposed by all patriotic men. Patriotic men do not stand idly as their neighbors are Since the last-but-one financial crisis abated and governments responded to better times by clawing back their stimulus packages, a once-obscure economic philosophy has been gaining a growing following on the left. But, following the extraordinary policy response to the COVID pandemic, even some conservative commentators and policy makers are showing

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Fifth-century Athens is praised as the cradle of democracy and sometimes treated as a potential model for modern political theory or practice.

In this daring reassessment of classical Athenian democracy and its significance for the United States today, Loren J. Samons provides ample justification for our founding fathers' distrust of democracy, a form of government they scorned precisely   Democracy What’s gone wrong with democracy.

Democracy was the most successful political idea of the 20th century. Why has it run into trouble, and what can be done to revive it. "This is unlike any recent work I know of. It offers a challenging, often refreshing, and what will certainly be a controversial assessment of classical Athenian democracy and its significance to modern America.

Samons is willing to tread where few other classicists are willing to go in print. He reminds readers that the Athenian democracy offers just as many negative lessons as positive ones What's Wrong with Democracy?: From Athenian Practice to American Worship Loren J.

Samons, Author University of California Press $ (p) ISBN   What's Wrong with Democracy. laments the lack of leaders in America, and the West in general, who would tell the "people" that they want the wrong things.

His thesis is bound to ruffle feathers. His reading of the sources is very convincing, but many undoubtedly will object to his application to the American  › Books › Politics & Social Sciences › Politics & Government. "What's Wrong with Democracy" is in part a succinct and lively account of Athenian political culture and public policy in the fifth and fourth centuries BC, as well as a critique of Democracy as a form of government both in antiquity and in the modern day.

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What's wrong with democracy?: from Athenian practice to American worship. [Loren J Samons, II.] -- "Fifth-century Athens is praised as the cradle of democracy and sometimes treated as a potential model for modern political theory or practice.

In this reassessment of classical Athenian democracy   A new book from historian Sarah Churchwell examines the etymologies of two ubiquitous phrases capitalism, democracy, and with each other.

He said that America had gone wrong in   America faces daunting problems—stagnant wages, high health care costs, neglected schools, deteriorating public services. Yet the government consistently ignores the needs of its citizens, paying attention instead to donors and organized interests.

Real issues are held hostage to demagoguery, partisanship beats practicality, and trust in government withers along with the social   Perversity characterizes Pakistan. Only the worst African hellholes, Afghanistan, Haiti, Yemen, and Iraq rank higher on this year’s Failed States country is COVID Resources.

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