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The End of Democracy?
'“A thoughtful and provocative book. [Williamson's] prose is often sparkling and his insights jarring. . . . A welcome addition to the literature on this unnerving theme.” —The American Conservative“Strongly written and thoughtful.” —Washington Times“The best book on democracy in the past hundred years.” —John Willson, professor emeritus of history, Hillsdale College“It’s very well indeed to find an author of Chilton Williamson Jr.’s distinction and intelligence bidding us to a discussion of democracy.” —Chronicles“With this book, Chilton Williamson advances to the top rank of American political and social thinkers. This is an extraordinary performance.” —John Lukacs, author of Five Days in London“Extraordinarily wide-ranging . . . In the course of his explorations Williamson touches on a huge variety of thinkers who have held quite divergent views on the nature, value, and prospects of popular rule.” —Catholic World Report“[Williamson goes] some way toward explaining why so many are blind to the weaknesses of contemporary democracy and the possibility of its demise” —University Bookman“A satisfying blend of history and insights.” —Midwest Book Review“Williamson tackles the horrors, contradictions, and absurdities of life after Tocqueville (and Fukuyama) in a book that is both immensely civilized and a cracking good read.” —Stuart Reid, former deputy editor of The Spectator (London)“Williamson adroitly nudges the democratic reader to wonder whether he has ever been taught the right things about democracy. This book is a thought-provoking meditation” —Claude Polin, professor emeritus, University of Paris–Sorbonne“A comprehensive and continually stimulating study of how we have entered a postdemocratic age which has subverted nearly everything that was valuable in American democracy as understood by Tocqueville.” —Donald W. Livingston, professor emeritus of philosophy, Emory University'
Publisher: Intercollegiate Studies Institute