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"With his fundamental grasp of political theory and restless spirit to get at the essence of what threatens modern democracy, Wolin demonstrates that the threats to our democratic traditions and institutions are not always from outside, but may come from within. It is a book that policymakers and scholars of contemporary society should read and reflect upon."--Rakesh Khurana, Harvard Business School, author of From Higher Aims to Hired Hands
"As we've come to expect from Sheldon Wolin, a tightly argued and deeply revealing book about the dangers of unconstrained capitalism for our democracy."--Robert B. Reich, University of California, Berkeley
"For half a century, Sheldon Wolin has been one of the most distinguished and influential political theorists in the United States and a perceptive observer of the American political scene. In his magisterial latest book, Wolin shows himself at the height of his powers as he presents a highly original, sober, and persuasive account of a number of tendencies in contemporary American society that constitute a significant danger for the future of constitutional democracy. If totalitarianism establishes itself in the United States, it will be in the 'inverted' form Wolin analyzes in this important book."--Raymond Geuss, University of Cambridge
"Wolin's writing has a resonance that binds the canon of political philosophy to unfolding events and present circumstances. In Democracy Incorporated, he contends that the institutions and practices that Americans regarded as their defense against totalitarianism--and other forms of authoritarian domination--have failed them. There is nothing like this book. It is a major, potentially revolutionary contribution to political thought."--Anne Norton, author of Leo Strauss and the Politics of American Empire
"Powerful and persuasive. Democracy Incorporated does exactly what great political theory should do: it provides a theoretical framework that allows the reader to see the political world anew. It left this reader with an almost nightmarish vision of American politics today, a nightmare all the more terrifying for being so compelling, so vivid, and so real."--Marc Stears, author of Progressives, Pluralists, and the Problems of the State--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The book is not particularly well organized, is repetitious, and is fairly tedious to read.
Wolin uses these concepts to build an idea that he looks throughout the entire book - that of "inverted totalitarianism," which is what he claims America is.
Sheldon Wolin's "Democracy Incorporated" is the most insightful book on the state of American politics that I've read over the last several years.
In expressing thoughts in writing or speech, Wolin was always spectacular. Although this book isn't new, it's as apt today as it was written. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Donald Braun
The author provides an insightful and penetrating look into what is masquerading as democracy in America today. The corporate takeover of government is in final stage. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Raymond Owes
Great book to assist in understanding the history and current direction of our "Corporatocracy".Published 1 month ago by Vishnu
This is certainly an eye-opener for those who may not have read recent tomes on the intersection of economics, politics, and power in this country. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Athletic Anchovy
Wolin explains in detail how the corporate style of management and control has been adopted by the government. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Robert McGee
I had not read anything by Sheldon Wolin prior to this book, and I picked it up because I was intrigued by what was apparently his own invented phraseology - "inverted... Read morePublished 8 months ago by desert razor
Considering the ideological bitch-fest (I do not use that term whimsically), once again, like the Cold War before the New Order, all about the God Almighty Dollar, Elmer Gantry... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Gordon Hilgers
The author presents an interesting argument of the collusion between corporations and their manipulation of the state and media. Read morePublished 11 months ago by JB