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Against democracy

Simon During

Against democracy

literary experience in the era of emancipations

by Simon During

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  • 8 Currently reading

Published by Fordham University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Democracy in literature,
  • Literature,
  • Politics and literature,
  • Theory,
  • History and criticism,
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General,
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy,
  • Conservatism in literature

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementSimon During
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN441 .D797 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25131889M
    ISBN 109780823242542, 9780823242559
    LC Control Number2011046356

    Democracy takes the weak, faint whisper of benevolence in the human soul and multiplies it many fold to produce a benevolent government. Some conservatives and libertarians are so in love with another great institution, the market economy, that they do not trust democracy. Featuring a new preface that situates the book within the current political climate and discusses other alternatives beyond epistocracy, Against Democracy is a challenging critique of democracy and the first sustained defense of the rule of the knowledgeable."--Back cover.

    The book provides a much-needed health warning against the notion that liberal democracy is a natural ally against racism. By insisting that we should stop ‘hyping’ the far right and start challenging it, the book eloquently promotes a full-throttle anti-racism when we need it most.”.   Jason Brennan is The Man Who Was Born Yesterday. His book is incisive, insightful, interesting, funny, and well-informed. It delivers a sound and compelling case that democracy is fatally flawed. But everything he says in “Against Democracy” lacks depth, because he thinks that history began roughly twenty-four hours ago. So, while his analysis of democracy is good, his prescriptions .

      "Against Democracy makes a useful set of challenges to both conventional wisdom and dominant trends in political philosophy and political theory, particularly democratic theory. Engagingly written, it is a lively and entertaining read."--Alexander Guerrero, University of Pennsylvania/5().   Featuring a new preface that situates the book within the current political climate and discusses other alternatives beyond epistocracy, Against Democracy is a challenging critique of democracy and the first sustained defense of the rule of the knowledgeable.4/5(2).


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Against Democracy is a serious work, not intended for the casual reader. Jason Brennan is an academic philosopher, specializing in the philosophy of politics. In this book, he is primarily addressing his peers, and other serious students of the topic/5(50). read Jason Brennans book Against Democracy which argues for a epistocracy of informed citizens who have some enhances ability to makedecisions for all of us, because essentially democratic rule as we know it, does not work and were ruled by commoners who make bad decisions & are uninformed/5(78).

In Against Democracy, his elegant method leads to the contrarian conclusion that democratic participation prompts human beings to forget common sense and common decency. Voting does not ennoble us; it tests the virtue of the best, and brings out the worst in the rest."—Bryan Caplan, author of The Myth of the Rational Voter.

"Against Democracy seems scarily prescient today. Writing well before the twin shocks of the Brexit and the U.S. elections, the Georgetown political scientist makes a powerful case that popular democracy can be dangerous—and, provocatively, that irrational and incompetent voters should be excluded from democratic : Princeton University Press.

In this trenchant book, Brennan argues that democracy should be judged by its results--and the results are not good enough. Just as defendants have a right to a fair trial, citizens have a right to competent government. But democracy is the rule of the ignorant and the irrational, and it all too often falls short.

The book concludes with an indictment of democratic politics on the grounds that Against democracy book constructs social relations of enmity between individuals rather than ones of mutual respect and benefit. Brennan has written a stimulating book with many challenges for the field of democratic theory.

The People vs. Democracy is the first book to describe both how we got here and what we need to do now. For those unwilling to give up either individual rights or the concept of the popular will, Mounk argues that urgent action is needed, as this may be our last chance to save by:   This is the issue that the Belgian writer David Van Reybrouck grapples with in his thoughtful and provocative new book, Against Elections: The Case for Democracy.

At. Against Democracy is a serious work, not intended for the casual reader. Jason Brennan is an academic philosopher, specializing in the philosophy of politics. In this book, he is primarily addressing his peers, and other serious students of the topic/5(69).

A brash, well-argued diatribe against the democratic system. There is much to mull over in this brazen stab at the American electoral process by Bleeding Heart Libertarians blogger Brennan (Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy/McDonough School of Business, Georgetown Univ.; Political Philosophy: An Introduction,etc.).The problem with most voters, according to the author, is.

In this trenchant book, Brennan argues that democracy should be judged by its results - and the results are not good enough. Just as defendants have a right to a fair trial, citizens have a right to competent government.

But democracy is the rule of the ignorant and the irrational, and it all too often falls short. Against Democracy is a serious work, not intended for the casual reader.

Jason Brennan is an academic philosopher, specializing in the philosophy of politics. In this book, he is primarily addressing his peers, and other serious students of the topic/5(68).

Featuring a new preface that situates the book within the current political climate and discusses other alternatives beyond epistocracy, Against Democracy is a challenging critique of democracy and the first sustained defense of the rule of the knowledgeable.

InGeorgetown University political philosopher Jason Brennan published a controversial book, Against Democracy. He argued that democracy is overrated — that it Author: Sean Illing. In a new book, “Against Democracy” (Princeton), Jason Brennan, a political philosopher at Georgetown, has turned Estlund’s hedging inside out to create an uninhibited argument for epistocracy.

Jason Brennan, Against Democracy, Princeton University Press,pp., $ (pbk), ISBN Reviewed by Thomas Christiano, University of Arizona. Jason Brennan's book is a lively and entertaining exploration of an important pair of questions: (1) how can democracies work when the citizens who are supposed to rule are not very.

"Against Democracy makes a useful set of challenges to both conventional wisdom and dominant trends in political philosophy and political theory, particularly democratic theory. Engagingly written, it is a lively and entertaining read."--Alexander Guerrero, University of Pennsylvania show more/5().

Against Democracy (Book): Brennan, Jason: "Most people believe democracy is a uniquely just form of government. They believe people have the right to an equal share of political power. And they believe that political participation is good for us - it empowers us, helps us get what we want, and tends to make us smarter, more virtuous, and more caring for one another.

In a recent book, provocatively titled Against Democracy, Jason Brennan takes up the chore of assessing existing democracy. His central contention is appropriately modest. His central contention is. Recently, I heard interesting things about a new book “Against Democracy” by Jason Brennan.

“A brash, well argued diatribe against the democratic system” and “Sure to cause howls of disagreement,” said one reviewer. “Reveals libertarianism’s bankrupt conscience,” said another. Against Democracy has been sitting on my shelves for a while now.

After I recently received a review copy of Roslyn Fuller’s book In Defence of Democracy, this seemed like the perfect opportunity to finally read it. Two books, two opposing viewpoints, two reviews, back-to-back.Against Democracy €|€# in Books €|€ €|€Original language: English €|€PDF # 1 €|€ x x l.0 €|€File type: PDF €|€ pages | File size: Mb I think that Against Democracy are great because they are so attention holding, I mean you know how people describe Against Democracy By Jason.

Two books argue against democracy as it is practiced and explore alternatives. No, not dictatorship.