TITLE

Is modern democracy warlike?

AUTHOR(S)
Gottfried, Paul
PUB. DATE
September 1996
SOURCE
Society;Sep/Oct96, Vol. 33 Issue 6, p64
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article examines the concept of modern democracy. The democratic principle has led toward social democracy, with the fully bureaucratized society. Democracy has brought not electoral procedures combined with nineteenth-century liberal safeguards of life and property but a perpetual administrative intrusion into the lives of progressively disempowered citizens. One reason for this problem is that liberal democracy is a dangerous mixed regime that upholds neither liberal freedom nor democratic self-rule. It is the hegemonic ideology of the U.S. political class as such, invoked to justify the seizure of power by public administrators, privileged corporate interests, social therapists and mediacrats.
ACCESSION #
9609062022

 

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