A New Republic

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Overview

In A New Republic, one of America's most respected historians offers a major statement on the nature of our political system and a critical look at the underpinnings of our society. American democracy, says John Lukacs, has been transformed from an exercise in individual freedom and opportunity to a bueracratic system created by and for the dominance of special groups. His book, first published in 1984 as Outgrowing Democracy, is now reissued with a new introduction, in which Lukacs explains his methodology, and a new final chpater, which sums up Lukac's thoughts on American democracy today.
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Published as Outgrowing Democracy in 1984, Lukacs's volume contends that our nation's concept of democracy has been altered over time. This edition includes a new introduction and closing chapter updating the author's thoughts. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300104295
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2004
  • Pages: 470
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Meet the Author

John Lukacs is the author of more than twenty books on history, among them The Hitler of History; The End of the Twentieth Century and the End of the Modern Age (nominated for the Pulitzer Prize) and six books available from Yale University Press.

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Table of Contents

1 The second century 3
2 Tocqueville reversed 59
3 The automobile century : the material development of American life 91
4 The leap across the sea : the development of an American nation 123
5 The bourgeois interlude : the half-century when American civilization was urban and urbane 159
6 The two empires : the passing of the Anglo-American age in the history of the world 201
7 The elective monarchy : the degeneration of popular democracy to a publicity contest 256
8 Mutations of minds and morals : the transformations of American thinking 289
9 Inheritances and prospects : the passage from a democratic order to a bureaucratic state 368
10 The third century : dictatress of the world 407
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