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From Liberty to Democracy: The Transformation of American Government (Economics, Cognition, and Society) Hardcover – November 4, 2002


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  • Series: Economics, Cognition, and Society
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press (November 4, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0472112902
  • ISBN-13: 978-0472112906
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.3 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,422,287 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A courageous book that lays out, in convincing historical detail, how the very raison d'etre of American politics shifted from the protection of liberty to putative furtherance of people's well-being. In the transformation, little or no public or academic attention was paid to the necessary failures of politics to translate individual evaluations into collective results. Should we then be at all surprised at demos run amok? Holcombe forces his readers to face American political history and reality as they are, rather than as they might imagine them to be."

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