Twilight of Democracy
The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism
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...
Dec 20, 2020As 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, 2020I’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, 2020No 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