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December 15, 2019

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Ian Joyce

I saw Astra Taylor introduce her film What is Democracy? at Greensboro Bound Literary Festival last May, and am curious if her book is similar in its approach to the subject. The documentary is impressionistic, and there isn't a central thesis of democracy other than we seem to know it when we see it.

I'm slowly making my way through A Savage War of Peace. I keep returning to earlier sections to reread.

Murray Browne

I first heard about Astra Taylor when she was interviewed in Sun Magazine's November issue. I am about 2/3 of the way thru Democracy May Not Exist. It is a little bit all over the place, but chunks are insightful and thought-provoking. Savage War is DENSE so I get the rereading part. I really like Horne and was most impressed the decades of work he put into writing and updating the book. I liked his books about Verdun and key globe-shaping battles of the 20th Centuries including the Battle of Moscow, which featured as much Russia-German carnage at Stalingrad. Good hearing from you, traveler.

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