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Democracy andits discontents

development, interdependence and U.S. policy in Latin America

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        StatementRowman & Littlefield
        PublishersRowman & Littlefield
        LC Classifications1995
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 112 p. :
        Number of Pages80
        ID Numbers
        ISBN 100847680851

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Democracy’s Discontents

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Democracy andits discontents (1995 edition)

THIS IS AN unlucky book. First, they write, democracies are getting worse at solving problems. It is thymos, Fukuyama argues, that is the seat of identity politics—a phrase typically associated with the Left but which he applies more broadly—and thymos that accounts for the increasingly bitter fragmentation of countries around the world into hostile camps.

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It also teaches us to beware.