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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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worderfull

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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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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really good

a strong case for liberty. explains perfectly why democracy is not freedom. does not talk as much about what is beyond it more just why it is not what we pretend it is. of course liberty is pretty easy to explain the non libertarians require details of society building which this book does not provide. life after the state is far better in this regard. aside from that i could not recommend this book more. the performance was a joy to listen to.

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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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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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