Democracy: a Never Ending Fight to the End

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Decock shows where democracy began, its limitations and where it is now in new book

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I want to show that nationalism...pales in comparison to the other main issues like racism and imperialism that are constantly plaguing societies."

Looking into the beginnings of today’s government styles and where it will inevitably lead might just be the way to fix it all.

In “Liberal Quicksand” by Yves Decock, readers are faced with the overwhelming facts of how governments began, where democracy stands on the world front and how Europe is currently limited in its ambition to become a super-state by its components, the nation-states. Using philosophy, linguistics and historical research, Yves provides an in-depth look at not only the European government, but also the governments of Europe and America as a whole.

“This book focuses on the histories of Europe and the USA,” Decock said. “I want to show that nationalism, though considered a problem by many, pales in comparison to the other main issues like racism and imperialism that are constantly plaguing societies.”

Yves is a masters in philosophy from Rijksuniversiteit Gent University in Belgium and has since been extremely interested in the state of Europe’s economy, governmental decisions and how it is affecting the people living there, specifically from World War I to now.

“The falling apart of Austria-Hungary, the start of World War I, the many problems in Belgium to form a new government and also the failure of the United States to democratize Iraq were all events that were very interesting to me,” Decock said. “The combination of those events plus my philosophy background pushed me to research further into the democracy of the world.”

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“Liberal Quicksand”
By Yves Decock
ISBN: 978-1-5049-9795-9
Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and AuthorHouse

About the author

Yves Decock, born and raised in Bruges, Belgium, breaks through the tunnel vision of classical liberalism and puts the realization of the nationalist program at the core of Europe's history of the last two hundred years and, as such, renders justice to the statement by J. S. Mill that “free institutions are next to impossible in a country made up of different nationalities” in his new book “Liberal Quicksand.” Decock currently lives and works in Brussels, Belgium and spends much of his time researching governments around the world and the impacts of their different styles.

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