MODERN DEMOCRACY by Carl Backer

MODERN DEMOCRACY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The chief virtue of democracy, and in the long run the sole reason for cherishing it, is that with all its defects it still provides the most favorable conditions for the maintenance of that dignity (of man) and the practice of that morality""(to think well). This is the summation at the close of the Barbour Foundation Lectures which outlined the decline of Democracy in the last twenty years and the reasons for that decline, and for the challenge of its preservation. The problem of curtailing individual economic freedom so as to bring about equal opportunity and to preserve at the same time intellectual and political freedom, that is what we must face today. The effect of war must be recognized and the aftermath accepted as a new phase, not a restoration of an old one.

Pub Date: March 25th, 1941
Publisher: Yale