This book attempts to lay bare the unhappy marriage between democracy and paternalism, and presents a new and mostly historical case for furthering the democratic experiment in the United States. This case leans heavily on recent historical events, but it also relies on insights derived from the founders of the American Nation and less on the statistical sort of arguments often employed by social scientists and journalists. For additional information, visit http://realdemocracy.typepad.com/blog/.
Albert Piacente holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Virginia. He is Master Teacher of Humanities at New York University. His published works include How to Study in the University: A Comparative Analysis of Japanese and American Higher Education for Students (The Eastern Economy Publishing Company, February 2002).