Democracy and Leadership by Irving Babbitt

Irving Babbitt was a leader of the intellectual movement called American Humanism, or the New Humanism, and a distinguished professor of French literature at Harvard. Democracy and Leadership, first published in 1924, is his only directly political book, and in it he applies the principles of humanism to the civil social order. Babbitt offers a compelling critique of unchecked majoritarianism and addresses the great problem of how to discover leaders with standards.

The 337th greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 61st on The 100 Best Non-Fiction Books of the Century (National Review)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Democracy and Leadership Hardcover 253730 $18.49 $18.47 1979
Democracy and Leadership Paperback 701202 $9.20 $4.43 1979