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Against the Masses

Joseph V. Femia · ISBN 9780198280637
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Publisher Oxford University Press UK
Author(s) Joseph V. Femia
Subtitle Varieties of Anit-Democratic Thought Since the French Revolution
Published 1st September 2001
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Varieties of Anit-Democratic Thought Since the French Revolution

In this lively and provocative book, the author provides the first systematic and detailed analysis of the anti-democratic tradition in Western thought. His approach is both thematic and historical. The author highlights the fatalism and pessimism of anti-democratic thinkers and argues that they fail to understand the adaptability of democracy and its ability to co-exist with traditional and elitist values. At the same time, the author also acknowledges that some of the predictions and observations of anti-Democratic thinkers have been confirmed by history.
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