New PDF release: Freedom for Sale: Why the World Is Trading Democracy for

By John Kampfner

ISBN-10: 0465015395

ISBN-13: 9780465015399

Democratic liberalism v. authoritarianism – the ideological divide that outlined the 20 th century. but if the chilly conflict ended, “the finish of heritage” used to be proclaimed. quickly the hearth of freedom may burn world wide, the specialists acknowledged. And the place markets have been freed, human rights may necessarily stick with.

Or no longer. within the final 20 years, international locations together with India, Russia, China and the United Arab Emirates have disproved the concept capitalism and democracy are inextricably associated. rising heart sessions have confirmed themselves all too keen to sacrifice yes democratic rights – together with unfastened speech, an open media, and unfastened elections – in alternate for prosperity. yet they don't seem to be by myself. we're all doing it. Alarmingly, Western democracy has followed a number of the attributes of that authoritarianism.

Combining boots at the flooring reporting with incisive research, award-winning journalist John Kampfner describes this alarming pattern – one that has merely been exacerbated through the worldwide monetary meltdown – and what voters needs to do to counter it.

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