Democracy versus Liberty – Globe Asia – February 2011
“Professor Hanke provides one of the most insightful analyses of the Founding Fathers and their documents that I have ever read. Instead of considering the Founders’ documents with our present views, biases and prejudices, he focuses on their essential, original meaning. Many will be shocked to learn that the word “democracy” was neither used in the Declaration of Independence nor in the Constitution. Indeed, the Founding Fathers were anxious and fearful of allowing any form of tyranny, including the tyranny of the majority. This essay should be read and meditated on by all those who think they have a right to influence society. A real gem!”
Jacques de Larosière Advisor to the BNP Paribas in Paris and formerly the President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, and the Governor of the Banque de France.