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Product Description: Violence and tragedy riddle democracy - not due to fatal shortcomings or unnecessary failures, but because of its very design and success. To articulate this troubling claim, Steven Johnston explores the cruelty of democratic founding, the brutal use democracies make of citizens and animals during wartime, the ambiguous consequences of legislative action expressive of majority rule, and militant practices of citizenship required to deal with democracy's enemies...read more

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9781107100602 | Cambridge Univ Pr, May 12, 2015, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: Violence and tragedy riddle democracy - not due to fatal shortcomings or unnecessary failures, but because of its very design and success.

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9781107496675 | Cambridge Univ Pr, May 19, 2015, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: Violence and tragedy riddle democracy - not due to fatal shortcomings or unnecessary failures, but because of its very design and success.

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Product Description: The Truth about Patriotism is a bracing repudiation of the claim that patriotism is essential—or even beneficial—to democracy. Contending that even at its best patriotism subverts the democracy it purports to value, Steven Johnston turns to patriotism’s defenders to show how they must jettison much of democracy to champion patriotism...read more

Hardcover:

9780822340898, titled "The Truth About Patriotism" | Duke Univ Pr, September 30, 2007, cover price $84.95 | About this edition: The Truth about Patriotism is a bracing repudiation of the claim that patriotism is essential—or even beneficial—to democracy.

Paperback:

9780822341109, titled "The Truth About Patriotism" | Duke Univ Pr, September 30, 2007, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: The Truth about Patriotism is a bracing repudiation of the claim that patriotism is essential—or even beneficial—to democracy.

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Product Description: Rousseau's work has long been fundamental to democratic thought. Steven Johnston here addresses some of the more paradoxical and problematic aspects of his ambiguous legacy. Johnston argues that the philosopher's real and imagined polities foster forms of violence--even cruelty--at odds with his republican ideals...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780801435966 | Cornell Univ Pr, July 1, 1999, cover price $41.00 | About this edition: Rousseau's work has long been fundamental to democratic thought.

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