• Beyond Democracy

  • Why Democracy Does Not Lead to Solidarity, Prosperity and Liberty But to Social Conflict, Runaway Spending and a Tyrannical Government
  • By: Frank Karsten, Karel Beckman
  • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (57 ratings)

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Beyond Democracy

By: Frank Karsten,Karel Beckman
Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
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Do you wonder why government keeps growing bigger and the public debt keeps getting higher, while your freedom and prosperity look ever more threatened? After reading his book, you won't wonder anymore - you'll know why it is happening and what can be done about it.

Beyond Democracy is a groundbreaking and fascinating book for everyone who wants to better understand current social problems and the economic crisis. Widely considered to be the best political system imaginable, most people wrongly assume that the only alternative to democracy is a dictatorship or some type of oligarchy. It is no exaggeration to say that democracy has become a secular religion. It is perhaps the largest political faith on earth. To criticize the democratic ideal is to risk being regarded an enemy of civilized society. Yet that is precisely what Karel Beckman and Frank Karsten propose to do.

In this provocative and highly readable book, they tackle the last political taboo: the idea that our salvation lies in democracy. With simple, straightforward arguments they show that democracy, in contrast to popular belief, does not lead to freedom, civilization, prosperity, peace, and the rule of law, but the opposite: to loss of freedom, social conflict, runaway government spending, a lower standard of living and the subversion of individual rights. They debunk 13 great myths with which democracy is usually defended. What is more, they offer an appealing alternative: a society based on individual freedom and voluntary social relations.

More information can be found about this thought provoking book at: beyonddemocracy.net

©2012 Frank Karsten (P)2013 Listen and Think Audio

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Amazing book! consize and very well written. works as introduction in a short time for liberal ideas and can chance the way you see tour world.

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A falacy machine gun

if you are looking for a book to learn about libertarism, this is not it.
this is a falacy machine gun fun of anectodes, false assumptions and no numbers Of real life examples to support the authors point Of view.

the only thing good about this is the last 3 minutes that describe some other books to read.

dont waste your time

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Very interesting!

A quite different view of democracy

I recommend this book mainly for democracy advocates

Gives you a new optic indeed

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great content, good vocalization.

Although quick to consume, its worth the price. The narration is done well enough, if not a bit to neutral in tone.

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Democracy is back door socialism

Fantastic and concise book explaining the myths of democracy and why it is inherently collectivist and immoral.

Recommend for anyone who values Liberty, freedom, and the non aggression principle.

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Thoroughly Delegitimizes Democracies

Persuasive argument of why democracy must go the way of the Divine Right of Kings.

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Great and necessary!

Everyone should read this and educate himself about the evils of democracy. It has never been more urgent

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certainly thought provoking, but not convincing

certainly thought provoking ideas. many right on the mark. but many of the arguments are anecdotal in nature and not always convincing

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Excellent Introduction to Democracy

I really appreciate Frank Karsten & Karel Beckman for taking the time to write this great book! It is an excellent Introduction to the dreadful nature of democracy. In my view, a more exhaustive treatment of this subject should be written. Nevertheless, this is a great audiobook, and I highly recommend it.

I also want to mention that Jeff Riggenbach did a superb job reading the text!

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Great book on Democracy

Interesting read for those who care about ideas. Well researched and easy to consume without prior knowledge.

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