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

America and Our Imperiled World

Robert Kagan

Knopf, 2018

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Authoritarianism in America

Cass R. Sunstein

Dey Street, 2018

8
A Warning

Madeleine Albright

Harper, 2018

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

Shaun Walker

Oxford UP, 2018

9
Orban’s Evolution and Hungary’s Demise

Paul Lendvai

Foreign Affairs, 2019

8
Online Culture Wars from 4chan and Tumblr to Trump and the Alt-Right

Angela Nagle

Zero Books, 2017

8
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Xi Jinping’s Quest to Dominate China

Richard McGregor

Foreign Affairs, 2019

7
How Duterte’s Brutal Populism Conquered the Philippines

Sheila S. Coronel

Foreign Affairs, 2019

7
The Rise and Rule of Turkey’s Islamist Shapeshifter

Kaya Genc

Foreign Affairs, 2019

6
The Corruption of the American Republic

David Frum

Broadway Books, 2018

R 8