The New Totalitarian Temptation: Global Governance and the Crisis of Democracy in Europe, by Todd Huizinga. New York: Encounter Books, 2016. 272 pages. $23.99.
Todd Huizinga writes that there is an emergent trend threatening to reverse some of the hard-won gains of democracy in Europe. He builds his critique on three lines of analysis: social-benefit-oriented governance, demography, and morality. Put differently, those might be money, people, and religion. It may be, Huizinga notes, that there is a “loss of faith and civilizational exhaustion” (p. 202) on both sides of the Atlantic, but it is more pronounced in Europe.
Thieme, Don and Huizinga, Todd
"Challenges to European Democracy—The New Totalitarian Temptation: Global Governance and the Crisis of Democracy in Europe,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 72
, Article 10.
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