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CAN DEMOCRACY WORK? A Short History of a Radical Idea, from Ancient Athens to Our World

by | Read by Robert Petkoff

Contemporary Culture • 9.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2018

This audiobook presents a concise history of democracy, from ancient Athens through the American and French Revolutions, to today's populism, illustrating how uncertain and untidy the path has been. Narrator Robert Petkoff's audiobook experience is evident as he skillfully guides the listener through the complex ideas presented here; his voice has an energy that brings the characters and their stories to life. Examples from a spectrum of cultures illuminate the author's thesis that democracy is a malleable idea to be constantly redefined, and then nurtured. Miller voices concerns about our current political landscape, but he also urges optimism and a collective aspiration for democracy's future. With the help of Petkoff's first-rate narration, Miller succeeds in making this insightful history accessible to the non-academic. L.W.S. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2019]

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2018

DD ISBN 9781984841803 $20.00


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2018

DD ISBN 9781984841810 $85.50

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