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ANNE APPLEBAUM – The Twilight of Democracy: Pulitzer Prize 2021

Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism

Anne’s newest book The Twilight of Democracy explains, with electrifying clarity, why some of her contemporaries have abandoned liberal democratic ideals in favor of strongman cults, nationalist movements, or one-party states.

Across the world today, from the U.S. to Europe and beyond, liberal democracy is under siege while different forms of authoritarianism are on the rise. In Twilight of Democracy, prize-winning historian Anne Applebaum argues that we should not be surprised by this change: There is an inherent appeal to political systems with radically simple beliefs, especially when they benefit the loyal to the exclusion of everyone else. Keep scrolling the page once you click >FOR MORE



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