The People Have Spoken (and They Are Wrong): The Case Against Democracy

The People Have Spoken (and They Are Wrong): The Case Against Democracy

by David Harsanyi

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621572022
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
Publication date: 03/10/2014
Pages: 230
Sales rank: 427,450
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 A Plea for Reason 1

Part I The Mob

Chapter 2 I Don't Trust You People 13

Chapter 3 The Horrible Truth about Washington (is that we don't know the horrible truth) 29

Chapter 4 Herd Mentality 41

Part II The Idea

Chapter 5 Philosopher Kings 57

Chapter 6 Founding Myths 73

Chapter 7 No Revolutions 91

Chapter 8 "Democracy of the Dead" 97

Part III The Cost

Chapter 9 Mencken and the Modern Bugaboos 107

Chapter 10 Democracy: An Economic Wrecking Ball 119

Chapter 11 Gridlock Saves the Republic 135

Chapter 12 The Failed God 161

Chapter 13 "Yearning to Breathe Free"? 177

Conclusion: Don't Vote! 189

Acknowledgments 197

Suggestions for Further Reading 199

Notes 203

Index 217

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