The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad Quotes.

1. "In the Middle East today there are too many people consumed by political dreams and too few interested in practical plans. That is why, to paraphrase Winston Churchill's line about the Balkans, the region produces more history than it consumes."
- Fareed Zakaria, The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad

2. "California has often led the country, indeed the world, in the technology, consumption, trends, lifestyles, and of course, mass entertainment. It is where the car found its earliest and fullest expression, where suburbs blossomed, where going to gym replaced going to church, where forces that lead so many to assume that direct democracy is the wave of the future - declining political parties, telecommuting, new technology, the internet generation 0 are all most well developed in this vast land."
- Fareed Zakaria, The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad

3. "The twentieth century was marked by two broad trends: the regulation of capitalism and the deregulation of democracy. Both experiments overreached."
- Fareed Zakaria, The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad

4. "More intriguingly, in poll after poll, when Americans are asked what public institutions they most respect, three bodies are always at the top of their list: the Supreme Court, the armed forces, and the Federal Reserve System. All three have one thing in common: they are insulated from the public pressures and operate undemocratically. It would seem that Americans admire these institutions, preciselly because they lead rather than follow."
- Fareed Zakaria, The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad

5. "What we need in politics today is not more democracy but less."
- Fareed Zakaria, The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad

6. "Edmund Burke once described society as a partnership between the dead, the living, and the yet unborn. It is difficult to see in the evolving system who will speak for the yet unborn, for the future."
- Fareed Zakaria, The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad

7. "British rule meant not democracy -colonialism is almost by definition underdemocratic - but limited constitutional liberalism and capitalism"
- Fareed Zakaria, The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad

8. "In thirty years Iraq too has gone from being among the most modern and secular of Arab countries -with women working, artists thriving, journalists writing- into a squalid playpen for a megalomaniac."
- Fareed Zakaria, The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad

9. "What remains of the old Protestant fundamentalism is politics: abortion, gays, evolution. these issues are what binds congregations together. but even here things have changed as Americans have become more tolerant of many of these social taboos. Today many fundamentalist churches take nominally tough positions on, say, homosexuality but increasingly do little else for fear of offending the average believer, whom one schollar calls the "unchurched Harry". All it really takes to be a fundamentalist these days is to watch the TV shows, go to the theme parks, buy Christian rock, and vote Republican. The Sociologist Mark Shilbey, calls it the Californication of conservative Protestantism."
- Fareed Zakaria, The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad

10. "Good programming, like good books, asks a little more of the viewer. But no executive today will risk having the viewer bored for even a minute."
- Fareed Zakaria, The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad

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