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By Chilton Williamson

The finish of Democracy? 

The fall of the Berlin Wall. The cave in of the Iron Curtain. The Orange Revolution. The Arab Spring.

The rush of occasions in fresh a long time turns out to verify that Alexis de Tocqueville used to be correct: the long run belongs to democracy. yet take a more in-depth glance. The historical past of democracy because the 1830s, while Tocqueville wrote Democracy in America, finds a much more advanced photograph. And the longer term, writer Chilton Williamson Jr. demonstrates, seems to be particularly unpromising for democratic associations round the world.

The fall of communism sparked the preferred idea that the unfold of democracy used to be inevitable. After Tocqueville challenges this sunny proposal. a number of points of twenty-first-century existence that Tocqueville may possibly scarcely have imagined—political, financial, social, non secular, highbrow, technological, environmental—militate opposed to democracy, either in constructing societies and within the supposedly democratic West.

This piercing, elegantly written e-book increases an important questions about the way forward for democracy.

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