By Harvey C. Mansfield

Behind the day-by-day headlines on presidential races and native elections is the speculation of the polity—or what the top of our politics might be. Harvard's Harvey C. Mansfield, one in all America's prime political theorists, explains why our quest for the nice existence needs to deal with the kind of executive we search to uphold. He directs our gaze to the thinkers and philosophies and vintage works that experience proved such a lot influential through the ages.

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2 Having done so, he believes that we would be ‘forced to admit that there is no longer a vigorous political life in these countries’. 3 While the institutionalisation of a flexible way of life premised on freedom, individual reason and mutual respect offered hope for some, he believed that it would also arouse insecurities and anxieties in others. Adjusting to democracy was therefore no easy thing and, for those who yearned for less responsibility and more political stability, Barbu argued that the appeal of Fascism and Communism would grow.

Samuel P. Huntington, The Third Wave: Democratization in the Late Twentieth Century (Norman and London: University of Oklahoma Press, 1991), pp. 256–257, 265. 2, 2008): 36–48. 1129. xxxii. 42 Ibid. , pp. xxxii–xxxiii. 1. 975. 46 Adrian Little, Democratic Piety: Complexity, Conflict and Violence (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2008). 47 Walter R. 6. 48 Karol Edward Soltan, ‘Mature Democracy and Global Solidarity,’ in Anthony J. 19. 65. 93. 50. 426. 427. 54 Robert O. Paxton, The Anatomy of Fascism (New York: Alfred A.

In Larry Diamond, Marc F. 300. 296–299. 6. 142. 19 Larry Diamond, ‘Introduction: In Search of Consolidation,’ Larry Diamond, Marc F. xx. 20 Ibid. 9. 574. 61. 299. 7. 95. 65. 295. 46. 30 Abraham F. Lowenthal, ‘Battling the Undertow in Latin America,’ Larry Diamond, Marc F. 62. Barrus, John H. Eastby, Joseph H. , David E. Marion, and James F. 5. 1057/9781137298690 3 Endogenous Breakdown: The Conditions and Characteristics of Democracies Which Self-Destruct Abstract: This chapter challenges the ‘conventional position’ by putting forward the idea that democracy is innately fallible.

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