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The Resource Democracy : : stories from the long road to freedom, Condoleezza Rice, (sound recording)

Democracy : : stories from the long road to freedom, Condoleezza Rice, (sound recording)

Label
Democracy : : stories from the long road to freedom
Title
Democracy :
Title remainder
stories from the long road to freedom
Statement of responsibility
Condoleezza Rice
Title variation
Stories from the long road to freedom
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Contributor
Author
Narrator
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the former secretary of state and bestselling author -- a sweeping look at the global struggle for democracy and why America must continue to support the cause of human freedom. From the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union to the ongoing struggle for human rights in the Middle East, Condoleezza Rice has served on the front lines of history. As a child, she was an eyewitness to a third awakening of freedom, when her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, became the epicenter of the civil rights movement for black Americans. In this book, Rice explains what these epochal events teach us about democracy. At a time when people around the world are wondering whether democracy is in decline, Rice shares insights from her experiences as a policymaker, scholar, and citizen, in order to put democracy's challenges into perspective. When the United States was founded, it was the only attempt at self-government in the world. Today more than half of all countries qualify as democracies, and in the long run that number will continue to grow. Yet nothing worthwhile ever comes easily. Using America's long struggle as a template, Rice draws lessons for democracy around the world -- from Russia, Poland, and Ukraine, to Kenya, Colombia, and the Middle East. She finds that no transitions to democracy are the same because every country starts in a different place. Pathways diverge and sometimes circle backward. Time frames for success vary dramatically, and countries often suffer false starts before getting it right. But, Rice argues, that does not mean they should not try. While the ideal conditions for democracy are well known in academia, they never exist in the real world. The question is not how to create perfect circumstances but how to move forward under difficult ones. These same insights apply in overcoming the challenges faced by governments today. The pursuit of democracy is a continuing struggle shared by people around the world, whether they are opposing authoritarian regimes, establishing new democratic institutions, or reforming mature democracies to better live up to their ideals. The work of securing it is never finished"--
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lbi
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1954-
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Rice, Condoleezza
Dewey number
321.8
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not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
drama
PerformerNote
Read by Condoleezza Rice with Grace Angela Henry
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Henry, Grace Angela
  • Hachette Audio (Firm)
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  • Rice, Condoleezza
  • Democracy
  • Democratization
  • Democratization
  • World politics
  • Cabinet officers
  • United States
Label
Democracy : : stories from the long road to freedom, Condoleezza Rice, (sound recording)
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Publication
Copyright
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Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
10 audio discs (13 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781478964582
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
2-X6458
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • pr01243266
  • 852320
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Democracy : : stories from the long road to freedom, Condoleezza Rice, (sound recording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
10 audio discs (13 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781478964582
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
2-X6458
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • pr01243266
  • 852320
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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