About the Emergence of Modern Democracy
If the road to individual freedom and democracy in antiquity was like climbing a climbing wall, it was just as much the case when democracy evolved in the modern USA and in Europe.
It was not due to one, single political movement introducing humanism and democracy; rather it was the result of a number of independent cultural trends and events which supported one another and brought about new ideas in economics, natural sciences, philosophy, technology, art, and literature, and which changed the dominant philosophy of man and government.
- Humanism and the Renaissance
- The Enlightenment
- Revolutions, Human Rights and Constitutions
- Representative Democracy
- Democracy in 20th Century Europe
- Education, Cultivation, Paideia, Bildung
- Misgivings About Democracy - Farewell to Individuality
- International Law and International Cooperation
- Civil Rights, Apartheid and Democratic Hypocrisy
- Summing up: Democracy the Second Time
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