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The Democracy Project - A History, a Crisis, a Movement

David Graeber

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A bold rethinking of the most powerful political idea in the world-democracy-and the story of how radical democracy can yet transform America Democracy has been the American religion since before the Revolution-from New England town halls to the multicultural democracy of Atlantic pirate ships. But can our current political system, one that seems responsive only to the wealthiest among us and leaves most Americans feeling disengaged, voiceless, and disenfranchised, really be called democratic? And if the tools of our democracy are not working to solve the rising crises we face, how can we-average citizens-make change happen? David Graeber, one of the most influential scholars and activists of his generation, takes readers on a journey through the idea of democracy, provocatively reorienting our understanding of pivotal historical moments, and extracts their lessons for today-from the birth of Athenian democracy and the founding of the United States of America to the global revolutions of the twentieth century and the rise of a new generation of activists. Underlying it all is a bracing argument that in the face of increasingly concentrated wealth and power in this country, a reenergized, reconceived democracy-one based on consensus, equality, and broad participation-can yet provide us with the just, free, and fair society we want. The Democracy Project tells the story of the resilience of the democratic spirit and the adaptability of the democratic idea. It offers a fresh take on vital history and an impassioned argument that radical democracy is, more than ever, our best hope. Praise for David Graeber's Debt "A sprawling, erudite, provocative work."-Drake Bennett, Bloomberg Businessweek "Written in a brash, engaging style, the book is also a philosophical inquiry into the nature of debt-where it came from and how it evolved."-The New York Times Book Review "Fresh . . . fascinating . . . thought-provoking [and] exceedingly timely."-Financial Times "The book is more readable and entertaining

Language:

English

Narrators:

Grover Gardner

Length:

9h 40m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:28


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:53


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:20


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:50


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:00


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:42


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:30


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:53


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:26


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:15


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:20


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:39


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:51


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:17


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:04


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:57


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:09


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:18


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:13


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:03


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:37


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:03


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:28


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:17


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:59


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:19


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:58


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:29


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:28


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:04


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:11


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:47


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:44


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:56


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:39


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:20


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:03


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:06


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:53


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:08


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:32


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:02


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:48


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:05


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:44


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:45


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:37


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:32


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:10


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:57


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:25


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:56


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:36


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:08


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:57


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:10


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:48


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:24


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:28


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:13


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:21


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:05


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:13


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:21


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:48


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:55


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:33


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:02


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:05


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:34


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:48


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:20


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

02:58


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:31


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:47


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:20


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:09


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:18


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:06


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:39


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:04


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:05


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:18


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:21


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:03


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:00


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:39


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:51


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:14


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:39


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:05


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:14


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:42


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:58


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:22


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:18


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:23


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:30


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:06


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:45


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

00:28