Rich and subtle... A masterly performance... Lucidly and provocatively written... Next time you hear the word democracy, reach for this book. If you want to think harder about democracy's shortcomings and challenges, it is an excellent place to start.
A signal, beautifully written book... It is also a joy to read. The truth can entertain as well as make us free.Roy Hattersley
Exhilarating, gripping and full of mordant phrases... Magnificent.David Marquand
Remarkable.... written in a spare, incisive English style which at its best is worthy of HobbesJonathan Sumption