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.


Cambridge Analytica and the Plot to Break America

Christopher Wylie

Random House, 2019

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Russia, Europe, America

Timothy Snyder

Tim Duggan Books, 2018

R 9

Jon Allsop

Columbia Journalism Review, 2021


Ezra Klein

Avid Reader Press, 2020

R 9
The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America

Christopher Leonard

Simon & Schuster, 2019

Countries Fail the Same Way Businesses Do, Gradually and Then Suddenly

Daron Acemoglu

Foreign Affairs, 2020

America and Our Imperiled World

Robert Kagan

Knopf, 2018

R 8
How Technology Strengthens Autocracy

Andrea Kendall-Taylor et al.

Foreign Affairs, 2020

Resisting a Hostile Regime of Language

Adam Hodges

Stanford UP, 2019

Authoritarianism in America

Cass R. Sunstein

Dey Street, 2018