Democratic Recession

The liberal world order finds itself increasingly under attack. Nationalism, populism, authoritarianism and tribal politics, long thought to be relics of the past, are experiencing a massive comeback. These summaries will help you make sense of this worrying trend.


Summaries

Jennifer Jett

The New York Times, 2021

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And Why That's a Giant Problem

Tom Nichols

Foreign Affairs, 2017

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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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Operative in the Kremlin

Fiona Hill and Clifford G. Gaddy

Brookings Institution Press, 2015

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Why Autocrats Are Abandoning Even the Pretense of Democratic Rituals

Kenneth Roth

Foreign Affairs, 2021

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How Workers Abroad Weaken Dictators Back Home

Abel Escribà-Folch et al.

Foreign Affairs, 2021

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Jon Allsop

Columbia Journalism Review, 2021

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Jonathan Rauch

National Affairs, 2018

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Yuval Noah Harari

The Atlantic, 2018

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Putin, Ukraine, and the New Cold War

Marvin Kalb

Brookings Institution Press, 2015

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