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Defending freedom : how we can win the fight for an open society / Ralf Fücks ; translated by Nick Somers.

Author/creator Fücks, Ralf author.
Other author/creatorSomers, Nick, translator.
Format Book and Print
EditionEnglish edition.
Publication Info Cambridge ; Medford, MA : Polity Press, [2019]
Description201 pages ; 22 cm
Uniform titleFreiheit verteidigen. English
Contents In place of an introduction : the lie of the land -- Modern and anti-modern -- The long view of democracy -- The left and democracy -- The rise of the anti-liberals -- The migration battlefield -- Dealing with Islam -- No empathy for freedom : the Germans and Ukraine -- The Russia complex -- Modernity and its discontents -- Ecology and freedom -- Civilizing capitalism -- Shaping globalization -- How we can relaunch the EU -- What is at stake.
Abstract "Confidence in democratic institutions and mainstream politics today is fast eroding. How can we address this? Leading Green politician and thinker Ralf Fücks argues that our current predicament stems from a failure to defend democracy as the guarantor of freedom. In a powerful counter, he outlines the basis for an ambitious democratic renewal"-- Provided by publisher.
General noteFirst published in 2017 as Freiheit Verteidigenin.
General noteTranslated frm the German.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references.
Issued in other formOnline version: Fücks, Ralf, author. Defending freedom English edition. Cambridge ; Medford, MA : Polity Press, [2019] 9781509536252
LCCN 2019011787
ISBN9781509536238 hardback
ISBN150953623X hardback
ISBN1509536248 paperback

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