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.


America and Our Imperiled World

Robert Kagan

Knopf, 2018

R 7
Authoritarianism in America

Cass R. Sunstein

Dey Street, 2018

A Warning

Madeleine Albright

Harper, 2018

R 9
Putin’s New Russia and the Ghosts of the Past

Shaun Walker

Oxford UP, 2018

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

Angela Nagle

Zero Books, 2017

The Corruption of the American Republic

David Frum

Broadway Books, 2018

R 8
Democracy, Rebellion, and Revolution

Ben Fountain

Ecco, 2018

Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It

Yascha Mounk

Harvard UP, 2018

Proclaiming the Deeper Truth About Political Illegitimacy

Oliver Hahl et al.

ASA, 2018

The Populist Revolt and the Future of Politics

David Goodhart

Hurst Publishers, 2017