By Jr. Schlesinger. Published 1997. ISBN 9780718714895
Professor Arthur M. Schlesinger analyses the spread of democratic institutions and ideals around the world. More people now live under a democracy than a dictatorship but many of the new democracies are shallow despite parties contesting in competitive elections. At the beginning of the 21st century democracy must mange the pressures of race, technology and capitalism. It must constantly evolve and have the capacity for self-correction if it is to have a future around the world.