The Future of Freedom by Fareed Zakaria
Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad

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“A work of tremendous originality and insight. ... Makes you see the world differently.”—Washington Post

Translated into twenty languages ?The Future of Freedom ?is a modern classic that uses historical analysis to shed light on the present, examining how democracy has changed our politics, economies, and social relations. Prescient in laying out the distinction between democracy and liberty, the book contains a new afterword on the United States's occupation of Iraq and a wide-ranging update of the book's themes.

About Fareed Zakaria

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Fareed Zakaria is the editor-at-large of Time magazine and the Emmy-nominated host of CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS." His previous book was the bestseller The Future of Freedom. He lives in New York City.
Published October 17, 2007 by W. W. Norton & Company. 301 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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(“Think of it this way,” Zakaria intones, “if France had been the world’s leading power for the last century, would 18-year-olds wearing jeans in restaurants come up to you and say, ‘Hi, I’m John and I’ll be your waiter today’?”) The rest of the world, and particularly the Arab and Asian quarters...

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Zakaria provides a much-needed intellectual framework for many current foreign policy dilemmas, arguing that the United States should support a liberalizing dictator like Pakistan's Pervez Musharraf, be wary of an elected "thug" like Venezuela's Hugo Chavez and take care to remake Afghanistan and...

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India Today

(Hitler was democracy's child.) Constitutional liberalism - which Zakaria calls a bundle of freedom like rule of law, separation of powers, protection of basic liberties of speech, assembly, religion and property - has nothing to do with democracy, and they seldom travel together.

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However, suggests Nye, this too is problematic, even in spite of its ability to quantify power in terms of measurable variables.[2] In essence, its focus on tangible forms of power undervalues soft power, and it ignores the reality of power conversion: resources do not always yield desired behav...

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