A LITTLE DEMOCRACY IS A DANGEROUS THING by Charles Ferguson

A LITTLE DEMOCRACY IS A DANGEROUS THING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

But, argues the author, senior editor of the Reader's Digest, a lot of democracy in all of our institutions would save us from the dry rot which we enjoy at the moment. Ferguson, in this discussion of what the individual can do, pulls off all the covers, throws up all the window shades, and says in no indistinct terms that the Emperor (our present system and systems) just has no clothes on at all. Calling for a real participation of the peoples of all democracies in the world's affairs, Ferguson does some very plain talking which may antagonize all factions in the hope that the government will be directly susceptible to citizen influence. In six chapters the author develops his scheme: the way- government referendum and a so-existent chain of discussion groups for making citizens at once familiar and articulate; the goal- world government by the peoples of the world. And he outlines the methods by which this can be achieved so that this is not just a dreamer's dream... A provocative book with considerable reader appeal.

Pub Date: Oct. 11th, 1948
Publisher: Association Press