Against the Masses: Varieties of Anti-Democratic Thought by Joseph V. Femia

By Joseph V. Femia

Given the idea that democracy is a "good thing," the target of humankind, you can omit that "rule by means of the folks" has been vehemently antagonistic by way of essentially the most unique thinkers within the Western culture. This booklet makes an attempt to strive against collective amnesia via systematically exploring and comparing anti-democratic suggestion because the French Revolution.

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