Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Democracy vs. Liberty

A point worth pondering, from a review by John B. Judis of Fareed Zakaria's The Future of Freedom:
...Zakaria argues that the United States suffers from an excess of democracy, which is threatening liberty. The analysis appears to come full circle -- liberty leads to democracy and democracy ends up undermining liberty, prompting him to call for "a restoration of balance" between them....
A return to constitutional principles would do the trick. But how to get there?