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Power, liberty, democracy

Power, liberty, democracy

speeches and articles of leading Hungarian politicians (1974-1977).

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Published by Corvina Press in Budapest .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Hungary,
  • Hungary.
    • Subjects:
    • Socialism -- Hungary.,
    • Hungary -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHX260.5.A6 P68
      The Physical Object
      Pagination222 p. ;
      Number of Pages222
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4184352M
      ISBN 109631305414
      LC Control Number80462489

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Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville de Tocqueville, a young French diplomat, wrote this remarkable essay in two books based on his travels to the United States in the s. He was a student of the consequences of the French revolution and had a very disdainful view of power for a diplomat — in particular the elite’s ability to eventually exploit the loopholes and take power back 4/5().

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This book is published by Liberty Fund, Inc., a foundation established to encourage study of the ideal of a society of free and responsible individuals. Of the Power That American Democracy Generally Exercises over Itself Edition: current; Page: sometimes extreme liberty corrects the abuses of liberty, and extreme democracy prevents.Socrates argues that there are four main types of unjust states: timocracy, oligarchy (plutocracy), democracy, and tyranny (despotism).

Socrates says that timocracy is the closest to the Ideal State that we have thus far experienced; the others descend in value as they are listed.This book is published by Liberty Fund, Inc., a foundation established to encourage study of the ideal of a society of free and responsible individuals.

The cuneiform inscription that serves as our logo and as the design motif for our endpapers is the earliest-known written appearance of the word “freedom” (amagi), or “liberty.”.