Publisher: Basic Books (January 26, 2010)
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Democratic liberalism v. authoritarianism – the ideological divide that outlined the 20th century. but if the chilly warfare ended, “the finish of historical past” used to be proclaimed. quickly the fireplace of freedom could burn all over the world, the specialists stated. And the place markets have been freed, human rights could unavoidably stick with. Or now not. within the final two decades, international locations together with India, Russia, China and the United Arab Emirates have disproved the concept that capitalism and democracy are inextricably associated. rising heart sessions have confirmed themselves all too keen to sacrifice sure democratic rights – together with loose speech, an open media, and unfastened elections – in alternate for prosperity. yet they aren't on my own. we're all doing it. Alarmingly, Western democracy has followed the various attributes of that authoritarianism. Combining boots at the floor reporting with incisive research, award-winning journalist John Kampfner describes this alarming development – one that has simply been exacerbated by way of the worldwide financial meltdown – and what electorate needs to do to counter it.