Democracy and the Challenge of Power

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Democracy and the Challenge of Power

By David Spitz
Columbia University Press, 1958
228 pp. $5.00

The author of this very thoughtful and sober book puts his problem in the following terms: "While democracy is, in principle, a way of controlling abuses of power, such abuses nevertheless persist in the practices of democratic states. And it is this persistence of oppressive power in a democracy that constitutes what I here call the challenge of power."

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