Edition: 2017
Pages: 126
Series: EL
ISBN: 9788842076292

Critique of Democratic Rhetoric

Luciano Canfora


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An intelligent critique of a story spanning two thousand and five hundred years of history. Franco Cardini From Socrates to Bush, a disenchanted reflection on the limits of democracy and an appeal for critical reason in an era of totalitarian thought and ‘democratic fundamentalism’, systems according to which any economic and political organization different to our own is inadmissible. 

The author

Luciano Canfora

Luciano Canfora, historian of the ancient world and Italian philologist, is one of Italy’s foremost living intellectuals. Professor emeritus of Greek and Latin philology at the University of Bari, he is a member of the “Institute for the classical tradition” in Boston, of the “Fondazione Istituto Gramsci” in Rome, and directs the journal Quaderni di storia. His numerous studies, translated worldwide, are characterised by a multidisciplinary approach and a broad field of research.

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