A New Republic : A History of the United States in the Twentieth Century

John R. Lukacs

In A New Republic, one of Americas most respected historians offers a major statement on the nature of our political system and a critical look at the underpinnings of our society. American democracy, says John Lukacs, has been transformed from an exercise in individual freedom and opportunity to a bueracratic system created by and for the dominance of special groups. His book, first published in 1984 as Outgrowing Democracy, is now reissued with a new introduction, in which Lukacs explains his methodology, and a new final chpater, which sums up Lukacs thoughts on American democracy today.