Notes on Sheldon Wolin on Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism
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Sheldon Wolin is Professor Emeritus of Politics at Princeton University and is the author of the magisterial work on Western political theory, Politics and Vision: Continuity and Innovation is Western Political Thought, expanded edition, 2004. As the title of this present work indicates—Democracy Incorporated: Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism—Wolin is deeply critical of political developments in the U.S. in recent decades, but especially exemplified in the War on Terror and the Presidency of George W. Bush. Important Question: does Wolin’s diagnostic analysis and critique throw light on the present deep conflicts in American political life?