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Author Urbinati, Nadia, 1955-

Title The tyranny of the moderns / Nadia Urbinati ; translated by Martin Thom
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, 2015
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Summary "In a well-reasoned and thought-provoking polemic, respected political theorist Nadia Urbinati explores a profound shift in the ideology of individualism, from the ethical nineteenth-century standard, in which each person cooperates with others as equals for the betterment of their lives and the community, to the contemporary "I don't give a damn" maxim. Identifying this "tyranny of the moderns" as the most radical risk that modern democracy currently faces, the author examines the critical necessity of reestablishing the role of the individual citizen as a free and equal agent of democratic society"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Originally published in Italian under title: Liberi e ugual
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Democracy.
Individualism -- Political aspects.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0300189958 (electronic bk)
9780300182774 (print)
9780300189957 (electronic bk)
Other Titles Liberi e ugual. English