Book on failures of democracy
Perthshire-based book publisher Tippermuir Books has launched a new book about democracy in eBook format, having decided to delay the paperback release due to COVID-19.
Dan McKee has written ‘Authentic Democracy: An Ethical Justification of Anarchism’, tipped to be essential reading for anyone concerned with what the post-pandemic world should look like.
The book offers an engaging and accessible case for anarchism, deeply rooted in ethics and powerfully responding to conventional defences of authority. Dan makes the case that the coronavirus emergency has exposed the failure of democratic governments to prepare for foreseeable health emergencies.
He points to how the economic effects of the pandemic have highlighted alarming levels of poverty and insecurity in major centres of world trade and finance, notably the UK, the US, Italy, France, and Spain. In short, the present pandemic has demonstrated that so-called democratic governments are, in fact, lacking morally and socially - they are not ‘fit for purpose’.
“Something is clearly amiss with democracy. There was never a more pressing time to expose this democratic deficit,” said Tippermuir Books director Paul Philippou.
“By unpacking the underlying arguments and assumptions which justify the current political order, Authentic Democracy shows that the existing democracies are, in fact, highly undemocratic; and that anarchism is what an authentic democracy looks like.”
Authentic Democracy: An Ethical Justification of Anarchism is out in eBook format, priced £2.43 to download from https://www.kobo. com/gb/en/ebook/authenticdemocracy. The paperback can be preordered at http://tippermuirbooks. co.uk and other online sellers.