In the Name of the People by Ivo Mosley
Pseudo-Democracy and the Spoiling of Our World

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Are our 'democracies' truly democratic? In the Name of the People examines the myth of modern democracy and finds it wanting. The various oligarchies of the world blame the madness of modern life on the greed and stupidity of ordinary people: this book argues that, on the contrary, elites indulge a limitless greed for power and wealth under cover of 'giving the people what they want'.
As a coda to his short book, Ivo Mosley examines what true democracy has meant over the last two and a half millennia, and examines how it could be incorporated into current political structures to give them meaning, life and accountability.

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Ivo Mosley writes on politics and culture for many journals and newspapers, both mainstream and academic. Previous books (which include Dumbing Down and Democracy, Fascism and the New World Order, both for Imprint Academic) have been acclaimed ‘book of the year’ (Spectator), ‘entirely fascinating’ (The Week), ‘a book for our time’ (Telegraph); ‘At last! A guide to the moronic inferno!’ (PN Review) and ‘If there is any hope at all, it lies in the existence of books like this!’ (Daily Mail).
Published April 4, 2013 by Imprint Academic. 172 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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According to Mosley (Dumbing Down) civilization is close to needing a coroner%E2%80%99s report, and a first step in avoiding such a fate is understanding why electoral representation does not equal

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And yet, he essentially says, Western democracy as we know it today is nothing but this form of representative government, excluding a large proportion of the people whose freedoms it claims to protect.

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