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.


Jennifer Jett

The New York Times, 2021

Cambridge Analytica and the Plot to Break America

Christopher Wylie

Random House, 2019

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How Workers Abroad Weaken Dictators Back Home

Abel Escribà-Folch et al.

Foreign Affairs, 2021

Russia, Europe, America

Timothy Snyder

Tim Duggan Books, 2018

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Jon Allsop

Columbia Journalism Review, 2021


Ezra Klein

Avid Reader Press, 2020

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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

The New Conspiracism and the Assault on Democracy

Nancy Rosenblum

Princeton UP, 2019

America and Our Imperiled World

Robert Kagan

Knopf, 2018

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