Democracy Incorporated

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By Ben Cohen

The brilliant Chalmers Johnson writes an excellent review of Sheldon Wolin's new book "Democracy Incorporated":

“Democracy Incorporated: Managed Democracy and the
Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism,” is a devastating critique of the
contemporary government of the United States—including what has
happened to it in recent years and what must be done if it is not to
disappear into history along with its classic totalitarian
predecessors: Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany and Bolshevik Russia. The
hour is very late and the possibility that the American people might
pay attention to what is wrong and take the difficult steps to avoid a
national Götterdämmerung
are remote, but Wolin’s is the best analysis of why the presidential
election of 2008 probably will not do anything to mitigate our fate.
This book demonstrates why political science, properly practiced, is
the master social science."

To read the full review (a worthwhile article in itself), click here.