Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained

The True Meaning of Democracy

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Book Reviews

“This eye-opening, earth-shaking book takes us on an engrossing trip through ancient, medieval and modern history. We see how 21st century oligarchs, in their quest for power, have taken an important concept like democracy and emptied it of its true meaning.

Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained by Arthur Robbins is a fresh, torrential shower of revealing insights and vibrant lessons we can use to pursue the blessings and pleasures of a just society through civic efforts that are not as difficult as we have been led to believe.”

- Ralph Nader

“Arthur Robbins takes us across the centuries, describing the struggle for—and against—democracy. His book is politically literate, historically informed, and richly encyclopedic in scope. You will find him to be engaging and entertaining company.”

- Michael Parenti, author of The Face of Imperialism and The Assassination of Julius Caesar

“There are no issues more important in our times than the threat to our fundamental freedoms and the need to reclaim democracy's deepest and most authentic meaning, which is why every citizen everywhere must read Arthur Robbins' timely and necessary book, Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained.”

- Dr. Vandana Shiva, author of Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace

“This book will inform and inspire readers who want to understand democracy today and bring about its resurrection. Robbins’ prose is clear and his range of knowledge is astonishing…. After learning about democratic process, democratic experiments that are now underway, and after considering Robbins’ proposals for a more democratic government, readers of Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained will emerge with hope rekindled. This is a great book.”

- Joshua I. Miller, Professor, Department of Government and Law, Lafayette College, author of The Rise and Fall of Democracy in Early America, 1630-1789: The Legacy for Contemporary Politics