Inventing Democracy : an Idea, a History, a Movement. (Book, 2013) [WorldCat.org]
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Inventing Democracy : an Idea, a History, a Movement.

Author: David Graeber
Publisher: Random House Inc 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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A bold rethinking of the most powerful political idea in the world--democracy--and the story of how radical democracy can yet transform America. Democracy has been the American religion since before the Revolution--from New England town halls to the multicultural democracy of Atlantic pirate ships. But can our current political system, one that seems responsive only to the wealthiest among us and leaves most  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Graeber
ISBN: 081299356X : HRD 9780812993561 : HRD
OCLC Number: 812951822
Description: 240 pages
Contents: The beginning is near --
Why did it work? --
"The mob begin to think and reason" --
Anarchy --
How change happens --
Breaking the spell.

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A bold rethinking of the most powerful political idea in the world--democracy--and the story of how radical democracy can yet transform America. Democracy has been the American religion since before the Revolution--from New England town halls to the multicultural democracy of Atlantic pirate ships. But can our current political system, one that seems responsive only to the wealthiest among us and leaves most Americans feeling disengaged, voiceless, and disenfranchised, really be called democratic? And if the tools of our democracy are not working to solve the rising crises we face, how can we--average citizens--make change happen? David Graeber, one of the most influential scholars and activists of his generation, takes readers on a journey through the idea of democracy, provocatively reorienting our understanding of pivotal historical moments, and extracts their lessons for today.--

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