The Demon In Democracy

Author: Ryszard Legutko
Editor: Encounter Books
ISBN: 1594039925
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Ryszard Legutko lived and suffered under communism for decades—and he fought with the Polish anti-communist movement to abolish it. Having lived for two decades under a liberal democracy, however, he has discovered that these two political systems have a lot more in common than one might think. They both stem from the same historical roots in early modernity, and accept similar presuppositions about history, society, religion, politics, culture, and human nature. In The Demon in Democracy, Legutko explores the shared objectives between these two political systems, and explains how liberal democracy has over time lurched towards the same goals as communism, albeit without Soviet style brutality. Both systems, says Legutko, reduce human nature to that of the common man, who is led to believe himself liberated from the obligations of the past. Both the communist man and the liberal democratic man refuse to admit that there exists anything of value outside the political systems to which they pledged their loyalty. And both systems refuse to undertake any critical examination of their ideological prejudices.
The Demon in Democracy
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Ryszard Legutko
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-06-26 - Publisher: Encounter Books

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Categories: Religion
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Pages: 366
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Language: en
Pages: 400
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Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-18 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

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