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

Russia, Europe, America

Timothy Snyder

Tim Duggan Books, 2018

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The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America

Christopher Leonard

Simon & Schuster, 2019

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America and Our Imperiled World

Robert Kagan

Knopf, 2018

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Authoritarianism in America

Cass R. Sunstein

Dey Street, 2018

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A Warning

Madeleine Albright

Harper, 2018

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Putin’s New Russia and the Ghosts of the Past

Shaun Walker

Oxford UP, 2018

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Orban’s Evolution and Hungary’s Demise

Paul Lendvai

Foreign Affairs, 2019

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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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Ivan Krastev and Stephen Holmes

The Guardian, 2019

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Xi Jinping’s Quest to Dominate China

Richard McGregor

Foreign Affairs, 2019

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