Author(s): Aurelien Mondon; Aaron Winter
What Aurelien Mondon and Aaron Winter call 'reactionary democracy' is a phenomenon that has become particularly apparent in recent years: the misuse of democractic norms and ideas for reactionary ends. The resurgence of racism, populism, and the far right isn't an expression of desires put forward by ordinary people but the creation of an elite skilled in manipulating the media and the working class. It has strengthened the far right and broadened inequalities, diverting people from issues of real concern and from radical alternatives to the status quo. Book jacket.