03 January 2010

Book: Hatred of Democracy

In 2007, Jacques Rancière's "Hatred of Democracy" was published by Verso (trans. Steve Corcoran):


From the publisher's description: "Jacques Rancière argues that the West can no longer simply extol the virtues of democracy by contrasting it with the horrors of totalitarianism. As certain governments are exporting democracy by brute force, and a reactionary strand in mainstream political opinion is willing to abandon civil liberties and destroy collective values of equality, Rancière explains how democracy – government by all – attacks any form of power based on the superiority of an elite. Hence the fear, and consequently the hatred, of democracy amongst the new ruling class."

A book by an advocate of radical democracy.

Jacques Rancière is a former Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris-VIII.

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