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How democracies perish

Author: Jean-François Revel
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1984, ©1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st ed. in the United States of AmericaView all editions and formats
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Revel, Jean François.
How democracies perish.
Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1984, ©1983
(OCoLC)557843516
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-François Revel
ISBN: 0385191200 9780385191203
OCLC Number: 10558024
Notes: Translation of: Comment les démocraties finissent.
Description: vi, 376 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Part 1: How democracy faces its enemy. The end of an accident ; A willing victim ; Tocqueville's mistake ; Survival of the least fit ; The fear of knowing --
Part 2: The reality of communist expansion. After Poland : an autopsy ; The territorial imperative ; The unilateral arms race ; Persuasion by force --
Part 3: The tools of communist expansion. Global strategy and active vigilance ; Long-range vision and hindsight ; Attack, always attack ; Playing hot and cold ; Dividing the west ; The "struggle for peace" ; Ideological warfare and disinformation ; Piracy and perversion --
Part 4: The mentality of democratic defeat. The fault lines ; Where cowardice began : the Berlin Wall ; The phony "Cold War" ; On the inventor of détente ; Yalta : the myth of where it all began ; Miracle in Moscow : the comedy of succession ; The double standard ; The two kinds of memory ; The democracies versus democracy --
Conclusion : Neither war nor slavery.
Other Titles: Comment les démocraties finissent.
Responsibility: Jean-François Revel ; with the assistance of Branko Lazitch ; translated from the French by William Byron.

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