Twilight of Democracy

Yet over the following decades the euphoria evaporated, the common purpose and centre ground gradually disappeared, extremism rose once more and eventually - as this book compellingly relates - the relationships soured too.

Twilight of Democracy

Twilight of Democracy

A FINANCIAL TIMES, ECONOMIST AND NEW STATESMAN BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020 'The most important non-fiction book of the year' David Hare In the years just before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall, people from across the political spectrum in Europe and America celebrated a great achievement, felt a common purpose and, very often, forged personal friendships. Yet over the following decades the euphoria evaporated, the common purpose and centre ground gradually disappeared, extremism rose once more and eventually - as this book compellingly relates - the relationships soured too. Anne Applebaum traces this history in an unfamiliar way, looking at the trajectories of individuals caught up in the public events of the last three decades. When politics becomes polarized, which side do you back? If you are a journalist, an intellectual, a civic leader, how do you deal with the re-emergence of authoritarian or nationalist ideas in your country? When your leaders appropriate history, or pedal conspiracies, or eviscerate the media and the judiciary, do you go along with it? Twilight of Democracy is an essay that combines the personal and the political in an original way and brings a fresh understanding to the dynamics of public life in Europe and America, both now and in the recent past.

More Books:

Twilight of Democracy
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Anne Applebaum
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-21 - Publisher: Penguin UK

A FINANCIAL TIMES, ECONOMIST AND NEW STATESMAN BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020 'The most important non-fiction book of the year' David Hare In the years just before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall, people from across the political spectrum in Europe and America celebrated a great achievement, felt
Twilight of Democracy: The Failure of Politics & the Parting of Friends
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Anne Applebaum
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020 - Publisher:

Books about Twilight of Democracy: The Failure of Politics & the Parting of Friends
Twilight of Democracy
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Anne Applebaum
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-21 - Publisher: Doubleday Books

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author, professor, and historian offers an expert guide to understanding the appeal of the strongman as a leader and an explanation for why authoritarianism is back with a menacing twenty-first century twist. Across the world today, from the Americas to Europe and beyond, liberal democracy is under
The Social, Cultural and Environmental Costs of Hyper-Connectivity
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Mike Hynes
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-17 - Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

The ebook edition of this title is Open Access, thanks to Knowledge Unlatched funding, and freely available to read online. This book investigates the profound effects 21st century digital technology is having on our individual and collective lives and seeks to confront the realities of a new digital age.
Populism Versus the New Globalization
Language: en
Pages: 168
Authors: Barrie Axford
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-02-27 - Publisher: SAGE

Populism and globalization are shorthand for the temper of our times. Populism is usually cast as globalization’s nemesis, a backlash against worldwide connectivity, while globalization is often said to be in retreat or even demise. This book takes issue with both interpretations, claiming instead that while populism of all shades

Popular All Time

Rich Dad Poor Dad
Atomic Habits
An Ugly Truth
The History of Money
Rich Dad Poor Dad
The Bullet Journal Method
Strategy in Poker, Business & War
The Gap and The Gain
The Richest Man in Babylon
The Daily Stoic
The Art and Science of Dealing with Difficult People
The Perfect Day to Boss Up
Think Again
Extreme Ownership
Ego Is the Enemy
Kitchen Confidential
Never Split the Difference
Who Moved My Cheese?