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The problem of democracy

by Herbert Lars Gustaf Tingsten

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Published by Bedminster Press in [Totowa, N.J.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Democracy.

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[by] Herbert Tingsten.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJC423 .T553
    The Physical Object
    Pagination210 p.
    Number of Pages210
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5946020M
    LC Control Number65017629
    OCLC/WorldCa971613

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      Andrew Burstein is the author of numerous books on American political culture, including two, Madison and Jefferson () and The Problem of Democracy (), with coauthor Nancy Isenberg. He is the Charles P. Manship Professor of History at LSU, and lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Charlottesville, Virginia. The problem of democracy is an urgent problem; the father-and-son presidents grasped the perilous psychology of politics and forecast what future generations would have to contend with: citizens wanting heroes to worship and covetous elites more than willing to mislead. Rejection at the polls, each after one term, does not prove that the.

    An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy is a study of race relations authored by Swedish Nobel-laureate economist Gunnar Myrdal and funded by Carnegie Corporation of New foundation chose Myrdal because it thought that as a non-American, he could offer a more unbiased : Gunnar Myrdal. The Problem of Democracy is the first of Alain de Benoist's book-length political works to appear in English. It presents the complexity and depth which underlies all of de Benoist's work and which is often neglected by those who seek to dismiss him by oversimplifying or distorting his arguments. De Benoist shows how democracy is, contrary to what some critics have claimed, something which has.


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[The Problem of Democracy] is also keenly astute about political theory, politics of the day, and the twisted roots of American democracy." —The National Book Review "A top-notch dual biography An unsettling yet well-presented argument that the failures of John and John Quincy Adams illustrate a disturbing feature of American politics."/5(12).

Book reviews ★ The Problem of Democracy Nancy Isenberg, Andrew Burstein Review by Roger Bishop. April Both John Adams and John Quincy Adams disdained a two-party political system.

They believed that competence, rational judgment, independence and a commitment to public service should guide our presidents rather than force of personality. The Problem of Democracy is absolutely brimming with quotable nuggets – great philosophies and powerful truths.

I’ve highlighted my way through the book like a high-school student with poor studying strategies, or like a hungry caterpillar grabbing at every green leaf. It is a beautiful book/5. 'The Problem Of Democracy' Looks At Personality's Role In U.S. Leadership A new book focuses on how the Adams father-son duo spent years abroad making a case for.

The book emphasized the difficult character of historical study and warned its readers against the too-ready acceptance of commonplaces and myths.

In their new book, "The Problem of Democracy: The Presidents Adams Confront the Cult of Personality" () the4/5. [The Problem of Democracy] is also keenly astute about political theory, politics of the day, and the twisted roots of American democracy.”—The National Book Review “A top-notch dual biography An unsettling yet well-presented argument that the failures of John and John Quincy Adams illustrate a disturbing feature of American politics.

InThomas Jefferson wrote that the debate over slavery was a “fire bell in the night” tolling the demise of the union. Inthe authors of “The Problem of Democracy” sound a Author: Carol Berkin.

Isenberg and Burstein, who have both separately and together written several notable books about America’s founders, present their provocative argument in “The Problem of Democracy: The.

NPR coverage of The Problem of Democracy: The Presidents Adams Confront the Cult of Personality by Nancy Isenberg and Andrew Burstein. News, author interviews, critics' picks and : Nancy Isenberg. The Problem of Democracy: The Presidents Adams Confront the Cult of Personality is a dual biography of John Adams (–) and John Quincy Adams (–) (hereafter JQA, as in the book and many of his own works) by Nancy Isenberg and Andrew Burstein.

The book explores their lives in rough chronological order, using excerpts from their letters and books to discuss both their personal. Louisiana State University history Professors Nancy Isenberg and Andrew Burstein talked about their book, The Problem of Democracy: The Presidents Adams Confront the Cult of Personality, in which.

The Problem of Democracy is the first of Alain de Benoist's book-length political works to appear in English. It presents the complexity and depth which underlies all of de Benoist's work and which is often neglected by those who seek to dismiss him by oversimplifying or distorting his arguments.4/5.

The problem with even talking about ‘the problem’ with democracy is that it is a loaded statement. Loaded in the sense that it suggests that From an academic perspective the problem is that the literature on this topic is, as John-Paul Gagnon () has convincingly argued, vast but the shared intellectual reference points are by:   “The Problem of Democracy is the first dual biography of the presidents Adams.

Their entwined stories are told with authority and style by co-authors Andrew Burstein, a prolific historian of the early republic, and Nancy Isenberg, biographer of Aaron Burr and author of White Trash (), a pioneering examination of class in : Penguin Publishing Group. These memories are, of course, evoked by the public Constitution-reading exercise that the new Republican majority in the House of Representatives led last week on the House floor.

It was a sanitized version that the representatives read, skipping that embarrassing business about slaves counting as only three-fifths of a person. By ‘democracy’ I presume you’re referring to the Western Democratic system, rather than Russia, Turkey or Iran - all of which are democracies, or contain powerful democratic elements.

Plato developed a ‘regime theory’ of degeneration. It consisted. Criticism of democracy is grounded in democracy's purpose, process and outcomes.

Since Classical antiquity and through the modern era, democracy has been associated with "rule of the people," "rule of the majority," and free selection or election either through direct participation or elected representation respectively, but has not been linked to a particular outcome.

Isenberg (White Trash: The Year Untold History of Class in America,etc.) and Burstein (Democracy's Muse: How Thomas Jefferson Became an FDR Liberal, a Reagan Republican, and a Tea Party Fanatic, All the While Being Dead,etc.), professors of history at Louisiana State University who co-authored Madison and Jefferson ( OFFICIAL BOOK DESCRIPTION: THE PROBLEM OF DEMOCRACY: THE PRESIDENTS ADAMS CONFRONT THE CULT OF PERSONALITY.

Available for Pre-order now (VIKING, APRIL ) They held that political participation demanded moral courage. They did not seek popularity (it showed).

They lamented the fact that hero worship in America substituted idolatry for results. (Last Updated On: Febru ) One of the last books I needed to read for Modern Mrs.

Darcy challenge was a book that intimated me. Well, that book happened to be Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education* by John Dewey. Over the winter break, I spent three days having an in-depth conversation with Mr.

Dewey. The problem of democracy is an urgent problem; the father-and-son presidents grasped the perilous psychology of politics and forecast what future generations would have to contend with: citizens wanting heroes to worship and covetous elites more than willing to mislead.

As far as political theory, the book does a good job of exploring how.In Democracy as Problem Solving, Xavier de Souza Briggs shows how civic capacity—the capacity to create and sustain smart collective action—can be developed and used. In an era of sharp debate over the conditions under which democracy can develop while broadening participation and building community, Briggs argues that understanding and.

The Problem of Democracy The Presidents Adams Confront the Cult of Personality (Book): Isenberg, Nancy: How the father and son presidents foresaw the rise of the cult of personality and fought those who sought to abuse the weaknesses inherent in our democracy.

Until now, no one has properly dissected the intertwined lives of the second and sixth (father and son) presidents.