Lesson of This Century: With Two Talks on Freedom and the Democratic State / Edition 2

Lesson of This Century: With Two Talks on Freedom and the Democratic State / Edition 2

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0415129591
ISBN-13:
9780415129596
Pub. Date:
02/28/2000
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
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Lesson of This Century: With Two Talks on Freedom and the Democratic State / Edition 2

One of the century's greatest and most influential thinkers, Karl Popper reminds us that we must recognize our responsibilities in preserving the democratic system we enjoy: it is our actions which will create the world of tomorrow.
In these interviews with journalist Giancarlo Bosetti, Karl Popper ranges widely over contemporary political and social issues. He reflects on many topics, from the decline of the Soviet Union and the danger of a Third World War, to our obligations to children and the potentially harmful influence of television. He warns us that the increasing violence and egotism of our society, if unchecked, will imperil our civilisation. The volume also contains two talks on the theory of democracy, arguing that democracy has never been the rule of the people (nor can or should it be), but only the best method we know for preventing tyranny.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415129596
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/28/2000
Edition description: REV
Pages: 104
Sales rank: 680,211
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)

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