Friday, September 12, 2003

Defining Democracy

Asia Times is running a book review of The Future of Freedom, by Fareed Zakaria. It's a study on the implementation of democracy and how it impacts on freedom and civil liberties. Based on the review it looks fascinating. I think our most bedevilling topic of conversation to date has been how to refine the democratic process. I'm not sure that this book will engage the behavioral aspects that we tend to get into, but it at least hits many peripheral and equally important points, and can help refine the discussion of what exactly it takes to make democracy work. This book will sit high on my unmanageably long "stuff to read" list..

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