Demagogue : The Fight to Save Democracy from Its Worst Enemies (Hardcover)

Author: Signer, Michael

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This compelling narrative weaves stories about some of history''s most fascinating figures, including Adolf Hitler, Senator Joe McCarthy, and General Douglas MacArthur, and explains how humanity''s urge for liberty can give rise to dark forces that threaten that very freedom.

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Publisher St Martins Pr
Mfg Part# 9780230606241
SKU 208000482
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0230606245
Release Date 2/1/2009
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.25L x 1.25T
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Editors Note A political history examines the continual struggle between democracy and demagogues, tyrants born out of the democratic support of the masses, examining the work of four noted philosophers on the topic--Plato, Alexis de Tocqueville, Leo Strauss, and Hannah Arendt--and including studies of such demagogues as Huey Long, Hugo Chavez, and Moqtada al-Sadr. 30,000 first printing.
Editors Note 1 A demagogue is a tyrant who owes his initial rise to the democratic support of the masses. Huey Long, Hugo Chavez, and Moqtada al-Sadr are all clear examples of this dangerous byproduct of democracy. Demagogue takes a long view of the fight to defend democracy from within, from the brutal general Cleon in ancient Athens, the demagogues who plagued the bloody French Revolution, George W. Bush's naïve democratic experiment in Iraq, and beyond. This compelling narrative weaves stories about some of history's most fascinating figures, including Adolf Hitler, Senator Joe McCarthy, and General Douglas Macarthur, and explains how humanity's urge for liberty can give rise to dark forces that threaten that very freedom. To find the solution to democracy's demagogue problem, the book delves into the stories of four great thinkers who all personally struggled with democracy--Plato, Alexis de Tocqueville, Leo Strauss, and Hannah Arendt.
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Number of Pages 0272
Publisher Palgrave MacMillan

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