Democratic Recession

All over the world a seemingly unassailable liberal world order finds itself under attack. Nationalism, populism and tribal politics, long thought to be a thing of the past, are experiencing a massive comeback. These summaries will help you make sense of this worrying trend.

Summaries

Authoritarianism in America

Cass R. Sunstein

Dey Street, 2018

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Online Culture Wars from 4chan and Tumblr to Trump and the Alt-Right

Angela Nagle

Zero Books, 2017

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The Corruption of the American Republic

David Frum

Broadway Books, 2018

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The Constitution of Knowledge

Jonathan Rauch

National Affairs, 2018

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The Populist Revolt and the Future of Politics

David Goodhart

Hurst Publishers, 2017

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The End of Neutrality
Society’s shared middle ground is quickly turning into a battlefield. What will that do to democracy?

David Greenberg

Politico Magazine, 2018

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Could populism actually be good for democracy?

James Miller

The Guardian, 2018

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Why Technology Favors Tyranny

Yuval Noah Harari

The Atlantic, 2018

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The Voices of Russia's Future Leaders, with a New Introduction

Ellen Mickiewicz

Oxford UP, 2014

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