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How Democracies Die

How Democracies Die

Levitsky, Steven
Ziblatt, Daniel

Paperback

General Political ScienceGeneral World HistoryUnited States Politics

Publisher Price: $17.00

ISBN10: 1524762946
ISBN13: 9781524762940
Publisher: Crown Pub Inc
Published: Jan 8 2019
Pages: 320
Weight: 0.52
Height: 0.90 Width: 5.20 Depth: 8.00
Language: English
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Comprehensive, enlightening, and terrifyingly timely.--The New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice)

WINNER OF THE GOLDSMITH BOOK PRIZE - SHORTLISTED FOR THE LIONEL GELBER PRIZE - NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post - Time - Foreign Affairs - WBUR - Paste

Donald Trump's presidency has raised a question that many of us never thought we'd be asking: Is our democracy in danger? Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt have spent more than twenty years studying the breakdown of democracies in Europe and Latin America, and they believe the answer is yes. Democracy no longer ends with a bang--in a revolution or military coup--but with a whimper: the slow, steady weakening of critical institutions, such as the judiciary and the press, and the gradual erosion of long-standing political norms. The good news is that there are several exit ramps on the road to authoritarianism. The bad news is that, by electing Trump, we have already passed the first one.

Drawing on decades of research and a wide range of historical and global examples, from 1930s Europe to contemporary Hungary, Turkey, and Venezuela, to the American South during Jim Crow, Levitsky and Ziblatt show how democracies die--and how ours can be saved.

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