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Twilight of Democracy

The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism

Anne Applebaum

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 siege while populism and...
Publish Date
July 21
Goodreads rating
Dec 20, 2020
As 2020 comes to a close, I wanted to share my annual lists of favorites. I’ll start by sharing my favorite books this year. I hope you enjoy reading these as much as I did.      source
Sep 17, 2020
I’ve been listening to the audiobook version of @anneapplebaum’s Twilight of Democracy every night this week, and it’s just too good for me not to buy the book as well. Admittedly, it’s not exactly conducive to sweet dreams, but I think it is – alas – essential reading/listening      source
Aug 02, 2020
No book better describes our political times than @anneapplebaum’s “Twilight of Democracy”. Her insights on the rise of soft authoritarianism in the West are crucial. As a conservative shaped by the Cold War, it was distressing to read of her subjects’ shameless hypocrisy.      source
Nov 25, 2020
@hinesalmy @TimAlberta I recommend this book to you. By @anneapplebaum      source
Dec 21, 2020
The book which helped me best understand the tectonic plates shifting in the world around us      source