Two Cheers for Democracy by E.M. Forster

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Two Cheers for Democracy by E.M. Forster
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Two Cheers for Democracy by E.M. Forster

In these essays, broadcasts and articles, ranging from 1936 to 1951, a great liberal individualist discusses politics and ethics, people, places and the arts, and states his tolerant personal creed.‘Abinger Harvest’

Essays that applaud democracy’s toleration of individual freedom and self-criticism and deplore its encouragement of mediocrity: “We may still contrive to raise three cheers for democracy, although at present she only deserves two.”

E.M. Forster focuses his considerable powers of observation on politics and aesthetics in these reflections made during the 15 years after WWII. Forster addresses topics such as anti-Semitism, liberty, censorship and his faith in the arts. His conclusion: “We still contrive to raise three cheers for democracy, although at present it looks to me that she deserves only two.”

Two Cheers for Democracy by E.M. Forster is “original, unique, provocative, profound.”