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Democracy Incorporated: Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism - New Edition

Democracy Incorporated: Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism - New Edition (EPUB ebook – Revised ed.)

By Wolin, Sheldon S.
Introduction by Hedges, Chris

Democracy is struggling in America--by now this statement is almost cliche. But what if the country is no longer a democracy at all? In Democracy Incorporated, Sheldon Wolin considers the unthinkable: has America unwittingly morphed into a new and strange kind of political hybrid..., one where economic and state powers are conjoined and virtually unbridled? Can the nation check its descent into what the author terms "inverted totalitarianism"? Wolin portrays a country where citizens are politically uninterested and submissive--and where elites are eager to keep them that way. At best the nation has become a "managed democracy" where the public is shepherded, not sovereign. At worst it is a place where corporate power no longer answers to state controls. Wolin makes clear that today's America is in no way morally or politically comparable to totalitarian states like Nazi Germany, yet he warns that unchecked economic power risks verging on total power and has its own unnerving pathologies. Wolin examines the myths and mythmaking that justify today's politics, the quest for an ever-expanding economy, and the perverse attractions of an endless war on terror. He argues passionately that democracy's best hope lies in citizens themselves learning anew to exercise power at the local level. Democracy Incorporated is one of the most worrying diagnoses of America's political ills to emerge in decades. It is sure to be a lightning rod for political debate for years to come. Now with a new introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges, Democracy Incorporated remains an essential work for understanding the state of democracy in America.
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ISBN 9781400888405
Published 29 Aug 2017
Publisher Princeton University Pre
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781400888405
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Princeton University Press
Released 29 Aug 2017
Publication Country United States United States
Format EPUB ebook – Revised ed.
Edition Revised ed.
Author(s) By Wolin, Sheldon S.
Introduction by Hedges, Chris
Category Politics & Government
Political Science & Theory
Political Structures: Totalitarianism & Dictatorship
Political Control & Freedoms
Political Control & Influence
Economics, Finance, Business, Industry
Number of Pages 376
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 320.973
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
NBS Text Political Science & Theory
ONIX Text General/trade