Edition: 2021
Pages: 452
Series: EL
ISBN: 9788842086352

Democracry. History of an ideology

Luciano Canfora



“Luciano Canfora reopens the fundamental question of the relationship between freedom and democracy. This book captures the ‘disquieting’ and ‘terrible’ nature of freedom.” Giulio Giorello, “Corriere della Sera - Magazine” “Few scholars in Italy have had the luck to combine in one writer erudition and verve: Luciano Canfora is one of these, moreover with a polemical vein that makes his writing always engaging and stimulating. His Democracy does not disappoint: the author is at his best.” Angelo d’Orsi, “Tuttolibri” “Freedom has won in the affluent world. With the massive consequences this has brought. Democracy now refers to other eras.” Canfora’s radical thesis reinterprets the history of Europe and demolishes a prejudice of our political culture.

The author

Luciano Canfora

Luciano Canfora is professor emeritus at the University of Bari. He directs the "Quaderni di Storia" and collaborates with the "Corriere della Sera." His books with Laterza have been widely translated all around the world.

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