The Future of Freedom

  • by Fareed Zakaria
  • Narrated by Ned Schmidtke
  • 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

More democracy means more freedom. Or does it? American democracy is, in many people's minds, the model for the rest of the world. Fareed Zakaria points out that the American form of democracy is one of the least democratic in use today. Members of the Supreme Court and the Federal Reserve, institutions that fundamentally shape our lives, are appointed, not elected. The Bill of Rights enumerates a set of privileges to which citizens are entitled, no matter what the majority says. By restricting our democracy, we enhance our freedom.

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What the Critics Say

"A work of tremendous originality and insight." (Washington Post)
"Thought-provoking and timely." (Publishers Weekly)
"Ned Schmidtke's fine reading is even-paced and clear and fits well with the material." (AudioFile)
"A provocative critique of political trends fast democratizing the entire globe." (Booklist)

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crap and boring it's a typical marketing gimmicks.

rubbish and bored the life out of me, can't bear to have it on my audible list for any longer. cheerio.
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- fawad

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-03-2004
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.