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About the Book
A modern classic that uses historical analysis to shed light on the present, this national bestseller is, as the "Chicago Tribune" puts it, "essential reading for anyone worried about the promotion and preservation of liberty."
Translated into twenty languages ?The Future of Freedom
?is a modern classic that uses historical analysis to shed light on the present, examining how democracy has changed our politics, economies, and social relations. Prescient in laying out the distinction between democracy and liberty, the book contains a new afterword on the United States's occupation of Iraq and a wide-ranging update of the book's themes.
In his brave and ambitious book, Fareed Zakaria has updated Tocqueville.... The range of Zakaria's knowledge is impressive.... It deserves a wide readership.-- "New York Times Book Review"
In this incisive book, Fareed Zakaria asks searching questions and offers provocative answers. The Future of Freedom
is an impressive contribution to our understanding of the crises of democracy that lie darkly ahead.--Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
Intensely provocative and valuable.-- "BusinessWeek"
Splendid.... Mr. Zakaria flies his colors bright and bold.-- "Wall Street Journal"
With a command of history and contemporary politics on a global scale, Zakaria persuasively shows that democracy by itself is not the answer to peace and prosperity.... Essential reading for anyone worried about the promotion and preservation of liberty.-- "Chicago Tribune"
Zakaria's provocative and wide-ranging book is eminently worth reading.... His book displays a kind of argumentation, grounded in history and political philosophy, of which there is precious little these days, particularly among opinion columnists.-- "Foreign Affairs"
Fareed Zakaria, one of the most brilliant young writers, has produced a fascinating and thought-provoking book on the impact of Western constitutional principles on the global order.--Henry Kissinger