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Delusional Democracy

Fixing the Republic Without Overthrowing the Government

by Joel S. Hirschhorn

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  • 9 Currently reading

Published by Common Courage Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Political Ideologies - Democracy,
  • Political Science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Government - U.S. Government,
  • History & Theory - General,
  • Political Science / General,
  • General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages275
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8686917M
    ISBN 101567513808
    ISBN 109781567513806

    Truth about delusional democracy SOLLY RAKGOMO Wednesday, Septem For some years I have used the term ‘delusional democracy’ to describe the condition of the US. Get this from a library! Comic cure for delusional democracy: Plato's Republic. [Gene Fendt] -- In this book, author Gene Fendt shows how Plato's Republic provides a liturgical purification for the political and psychic delusions of readers, even as Socrates provides the same for his.

    Democracy, Joan Didion's fourth novel, was published in Set in Hawaii and Southeast Asia at the end of the Vietnam War, the book tells the story of Inez Victor, wife of U.S. Senator and one-time presidential hopeful Harry Victor, and her enduring romance with Jack Lovett, a CIA agent/war profiteer whom Inez first met as a teenager living in : Joan Didion. This book shows how the discussion of Platos' Republic is a comic mimetic cure for civic and psychic delusion. Plato creates such pharmaka, or noble lies, for reasons enunciated by Socrates within the discussion, but this indicates Plato must think his readers are in the position of needing the catharses such fictions produce.

      I sat in a book discussion with Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh to talk about his non-fiction debut, Democracy and Delusion: 10 Myths in South African Politics. To conclude the discussion, which was hosted by the Johannesburg Book Club in October , a question on whether we had hope for the country was the final asked. It was. Delusion of control: False belief that another person, group of people, or external force controls one's general thoughts, feelings, impulses, or behavior. Cotard delusion: False belief that oneself does not exist or has died. Delusional jealousy: False belief that a spouse or lover is having an affair, with no proof to back up their lty: Psychiatry.


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Delusional Democracy by Joel S. Hirschhorn Download PDF EPUB FB2

Delusional Democracy connects far-ranging dots for a compelling account of America’s steady decline and presents specific actions that can reverse it. Written for conservatives, libertarians, liberals, moderates, independents, greens, and progressives, as well as dissatisfied Democrats and Republicans, Delusional Democracy will convince readers that we the people have the power to begin American democracy /5(5).

Delusional Democracy book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. “Our constitutional republic is on life support, ravaged by the virus /5.

Against many standard readings, Comic Cure for Delusional Democracy shows that the Republic itself is a defense of poetry; that kallipolis cannot be the best city and is not Socrates' ideal; that there are six forms of regime, not five; and that the true philosopher should not Author: Gene Fendt.

Against many standard readings, Comic Cure for Delusional Democracy shows that the Republic itself is a defense of poetry; that kallipolis cannot be the best city and is not Socrates' ideal; that there are six forms of regime, not five; and that the true philosopher should not Written: "In Delusional Democracy: Fixing the republic Without Overthrowing the Government, author Joel Hirschhorn reveals that, "With false information, fake patriots uphold America's pseudo-democracy that no longer works for the good of its citizens.

"Delusional Democracy: Fixing the Republic without Delusional Democracy book the Government" is a deftly written call to action--not to overthrow the government, no, but to do whatever they can to set our democratic institution on the right path once more, to cut through the oceans of false information and misrepresentation that do no right for it's citizens.

The first part of Delusional Democracy provides a deep analysis of what has gone wrong, how the US has succumbed to corruption and dysfunction.

The second part provides a number of ways to restore American democracy, if only millions of Americans demand the necessary solutions. From Comic Cure for Delusional Democracy: Republic, by Gene Fendt Chapter Three Enlarging Homer An Aristophanic Sex Comedy Better well hung than ill wed.

Book 5 is often considered Plato’s most Aristophanic comic writing. The question is, what is the import of this comic, ironic—or is. Book Review: Comic Cure for Delusional Democracy breeding, Fendt asserts: “Perhaps if we forget the gods, this is what we come to: woof!” (99).

This strange melange seems to be a deliberate move on the part of the author: “I hope my language throughout this chapter proves illus - trative” of the base or ugly (n9). Once a democracy has become delusional, playing the game of being a responsible citizen and voting no longer makes sense.

It is more like joining a criminal conspiracy to maintain the illusion that we have a legitimate democracy.

Voting no longer is the path to have a revolution to restore American democracy. That is exactly where we have arrived. Delusional democracy refers to delusional Americans.

So this year the key question for you to consider is whether you still choose to keep falsely believing that American democracy is worth being proud of. I just cannot see how Americans can accept these two major party presidential candidates as reflecting a first rate democracy.

Democracy Dies in Darkness The Delusional Dean By whose recent book attacks the president so virulently that Krugman's British publisher saw fit to adorn the cover with images of Vice. The Democracy Delusion sets out four simple ideas to restore true democracy and undo the harm done by conventional wisdom.

Bay invites you to take ownership of these ideas, help them spread and make a positive difference. The Democracy Delusion is a passionate manifesto for peaceful, practical and powerful social change. This book presents a new theory for why democracies and dictatorships emerge and then either survive or collapse.

Scott Mainwaring and Aníbal Pérez-Liñán analyze the survival of political regimes in Latin America sincearguing for a theory of democratization situated between explanations that emphasize long-term structural preconditions and short-term decisions by specific by: Comic Cure for Delusional Democracy: Plato's Republic - Kindle edition by Gene Fendt.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Comic Cure for Delusional Democracy: Plato's Republic. Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh has stirred debate with the publication of his debut book of critical political essays and an accompanying hip-hop album, both titled Democracy & Delusion.

- Buy Delusional Politics book online at best prices in India on Read Delusional Politics book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified orders. Democracy on the Road: A 25 Year Journey through India Ruchir Sharma/5(17).

by Joel S. Hirschhorn Writer, Dandelion Salad Septem For some years I have used the term “delusional democracy” to describe the condition of the US. It seemed obvious to me that the vast majority of Americans have deliberately chosen to fool themselves. They have been brainwashed to believe what no longer is.

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Social activism meets Hip Hop in the book Democracy and Delusion which was released yesterday, and come the 6th of September there will be a soundtrack to the book with the release of a Hip Hop album with the same name.

Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Delusional Democracy: Fixing the Republic Without Overthrowing the Government at /5(5).Delusional Democracy—Fixing the Republic Without Overthrowing the Government a book by Joel Hirschhorn (our site's book review) Joel S.

Hirschhorn has been a professor, environmental consultant and public policy analyst. He has worked for the U.S. Congress and the National Governors Association. Delusional democracy refers to delusional Americans. So this year the key question for you to consider is whether you still choose to keep falsely believing that American democracy .