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THE FUTURE OF FREEDOM: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

The problem with democracy is that it lets just about everyone have a say.Or so would go an inelegant rendition of Newsweek International editor Zakaria's more sophisticated argument, which is akin to those of, say, Samuel Huntington and Francis Fukuyama in the Big Idea school of political criticism. Briefly, Zakaria holds that some of the features we take for granted in democracy, such as ... Read full review

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Very original, very clear, very persuasive.

Review: The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad

User Review  - Adam - Goodreads

Outstanding read. Gave me a balanced view of democracy vs. Constitutionalism vs. Liberalism. It also helped me understand why direct democracy will not always produce the most optimal results. Read full review

Review: The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad [Revised Edition]

User Review  - Wade Brooks - Goodreads

An absolute amazing book every American needs to read. Discussed is the difference between a democracy, a representative republic, and a constitutional republic. Why constitutions are good at ... Read full review

Review: The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad [Revised Edition]

User Review  - Lauren - Goodreads

Got a replacement copy that's a different edition. This one has a new afterword that I'll want to read at some point. Read full review

Review: The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad

User Review  - Kristina - Goodreads

interesting read - but in the few years since this was published the world has changed quite drastically - written from an American perspective - Read full review

Review: The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad

User Review  - Alan - Goodreads

Fareed Zakaria has never been on my “A-list” of intellectuals worthy of respect. In his many television appearances he has always struck me as a bit of a windbag. After reading his 2003 book The ... Read full review

Review: The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad

User Review  - Todd - Goodreads

Unreal. The way Fareed gets you to think about democracy is a brilliant analysis of a political system we enjoy but tend not to understand. We like to consider liberalism, freedom, and democracy to be ... Read full review

Review: The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad

User Review  - BHodges - Goodreads

One of my favorite contemporary political analysts. Zakaria traces the ideas of democracy and liberalism, comparing social circumstances in the US with countries around the world. More please. Read full review

Review: The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad

User Review  - Wells Hamilton - Goodreads

Interesting, new ideas. This book seems to unveil civilizations and their experiences with democracy. Largely unbiased, and more of a warning that just because a society elects it's leaders doesn't ... Read full review

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