Toward Democracy by James T. Kloppenberg

Toward Democracy: The Struggle for Self-Rule in European and American ThoughtToward Democracy: The Struggle for Self-Rule in European and American Thought by James T Kloppenberg

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Toward Democracy takes us on a ride through history not only in America but through Europe as well.
With the thoughts and experiences of our forefathers as well as the views of Tocqueville, Rousseau, and many more including Montesquieu and Robespierre, the author gives us many different views and definitions of democracy.
It is a fact that democracy came out of violence and that violence is still happening, things are ever evolving where democracy is concerned.

As a lover of all things History, this was a wonderful look into the opinions and facts of how we got where we are today and maybe even a bit of a warning for us. I don’t think this book could have come at a better time in our history.
How will it all turn out? What will our democracy cost us? This should be mandatory reading in our schools!

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and Oxford University Press in exchange for an honest review.  Stay tuned for release date, set for July of 2016 at the present time.

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4 responses to “Toward Democracy by James T. Kloppenberg”

  1. Great review, Patricia!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much Alex!:}}


  2. I think I might have to check this out, sounds intriguing! Helps I’m a history nut.


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