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Delusional Democracy Fixing the Republic Without Overthrowing the Government by Joel S. Hirschhorn

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Published by Common Courage Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Political Science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • General,
  • Political Science / General,
  • Political Ideologies - Democracy,
  • Government - General

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages275
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8686918M
ISBN 101567513816
ISBN 109781567513813

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Against many standard readings, Comic Cure for Delusional Democracy shows that the Republic itself is a defense of poetry; that kallipolis cannot be the best city and is not Socrates' ideal; that there are six forms of regime, not five; and that the true philosopher should not Author: Gene Fendt. Against many standard readings, Comic Cure for Delusional Democracy shows that the Republic itself is a defense of poetry; that kallipolis cannot be the best city and is not Socrates' ideal; that there are six forms of regime, not five; and that the true philosopher should not Written: "In Delusional Democracy: Fixing the republic Without Overthrowing the Government, author Joel Hirschhorn reveals that, "With false information, fake patriots uphold America's pseudo-democracy that no longer works for the good of its citizens. "Delusional Democracy: Fixing the Republic without overthrowing the Government" is a deftly written call to action--not to overthrow the government, no, but to do whatever they can to set our democratic institution on the right path once more, to cut through the oceans of false information and misrepresentation that do no right for it's citizens.

The first part of Delusional Democracy provides a deep analysis of what has gone wrong, how the US has succumbed to corruption and dysfunction. The second part provides a number of ways to restore American democracy, if only millions of Americans demand the necessary solutions. From Comic Cure for Delusional Democracy: Republic, by Gene Fendt Chapter Three Enlarging Homer An Aristophanic Sex Comedy Better well hung than ill wed. Book 5 is often considered Plato’s most Aristophanic comic writing. The question is, what is the import of this comic, ironic—or is . Book Review: Comic Cure for Delusional Democracy breeding, Fendt asserts: “Perhaps if we forget the gods, this is what we come to: woof!” (99). This strange melange seems to be a deliberate move on the part of the author: “I hope my language throughout this chapter proves illus - trative” of the base or ugly (n9). Once a democracy has become delusional, playing the game of being a responsible citizen and voting no longer makes sense. It is more like joining a criminal conspiracy to maintain the illusion that we have a legitimate democracy. Voting no longer is the path to have a revolution to restore American democracy. That is exactly where we have arrived.

Delusional democracy refers to delusional Americans. So this year the key question for you to consider is whether you still choose to keep falsely believing that American democracy is worth being proud of. I just cannot see how Americans can accept these two major party presidential candidates as reflecting a first rate democracy.   Democracy Dies in Darkness The Delusional Dean By whose recent book attacks the president so virulently that Krugman's British publisher saw fit to adorn the cover with images of Vice. The Democracy Delusion sets out four simple ideas to restore true democracy and undo the harm done by conventional wisdom. Bay invites you to take ownership of these ideas, help them spread and make a positive difference. The Democracy Delusion is a passionate manifesto for peaceful, practical and powerful social change. This book presents a new theory for why democracies and dictatorships emerge and then either survive or collapse. Scott Mainwaring and Aníbal Pérez-Liñán analyze the survival of political regimes in Latin America since , arguing for a theory of democratization situated between explanations that emphasize long-term structural preconditions and short-term decisions by specific by: