The Future of Freedom

Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad

Fareed Zakaria (Author)

Overview | Inside the Book

“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.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • October 2007
  • ISBN 978-0-393-33152-3
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in / 304 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“Splendid.... Mr. Zakaria flies his colors bright and bold.” — Wall Street Journal

“Intensely provocative and valuable.” — BusinessWeek

“In his brave and ambitious book, Fareed Zakaria has updated Tocqueville.... The range of Zakaria's knowledge is impressive.... It deserves a wide readership.” — New York Times Book Review

“With a command of history and contemporary politics on a global scale, Zakaria persuasively shows that democracy by itself is not the answer to peace and prosperity.... Essential reading for anyone worried about the promotion and preservation of liberty.” — Chicago Tribune

“Zakaria's provocative and wide-ranging book is eminently worth reading.... His book displays a kind of argumentation, grounded in history and political philosophy, of which there is precious little these days, particularly among opinion columnists.” — Foreign Affairs

“Fareed Zakaria, one of the most brilliant young writers, has produced a fascinating and thought-provoking book on the impact of Western constitutional principles on the global order.” — Henry Kissinger

“In this incisive book, Fareed Zakaria asks searching questions and offers provocative answers. The Future of Freedom is an impressive contribution to our understanding of the crises of democracy that lie darkly ahead.” — Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

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