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On the Eve of the Millennium: The Future of Democracy Through an Age of Unreason

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"All my life," writes Conor Cruise O'Brien, "I have been fascinated and puzzled by nationalism and religion; by the interaction of the two forces, sometimes in unison, sometimes antagonistic." In these wide-ranging and penetrating essays, O'Brien examines how throughout the world today these age-old forces are once again threatening democracy, the rule of law, and freedom of expression — particularly in the United States, the nation founded on Enlightenment values. He weaves together beautifully written discussions on these and other timely, related topics. Enlivening his grim predictions with dry wit, he nevertheless conveys an apocalyptic sense of the threats facing democracy as we approach the third millennium.

About the Author

Conor Cruise O'Brien is a distinguished statesman and writer. Over a long and varied career, he has served in the Irish external affairs office; was a member of the Irish delegation to the United Nations (at one point being seconded as a special assistant to UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld); was elected an Irish Labour Party parliamentarian, later serving in the cabinet; and was appointed editor-in-chief of the London Observer. A contributing editor to The Atlantic Monthly, O'Brien lectures around the world at leading unversities and writes weekly columns for The Independent in Britain and The Irish Independent. His many books include States of Ireland and The Great Melody: A Thematic Biography of Edmund Burke.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780028740942
Author:
O'Brien, Conor Cruise
Author:
O'Brien, Connor Cruise
Author:
O'Brien, Conor Cruise
Publisher:
Free Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Civilization, Modern
Subject:
Relations
Subject:
Catholic church
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
Islam
Subject:
Democracy
Subject:
Sex
Subject:
Future Studies
Subject:
Enlightenment
Subject:
Christianity and culture
Subject:
Sex -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church.
Subject:
Islam -- Relations -- Catholic Church.
Subject:
General Current Events
Subject:
Catholic Church--Doctrines
Subject:
Sociology-Future Studies
Edition Number:
1st. American ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
19951131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 8.225 oz

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