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

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

Angela Nagle

Zero Books, 2017

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An Initial Exploration of the Diminishing Role of Facts and Analysis in American Public Life

Michael D. Rich

Rand Corporation, 2018

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Yuval Noah Harari

The Atlantic, 2018

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How the West Is Aiding and Abetting the Decline of Democracy

Brian Klaas

Oxford UP, 2017

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The Populist Revolt and the Future of Politics

David Goodhart

Hurst Publishers, 2017

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Authoritarianism in America

Cass R. Sunstein

Dey Street, 2018

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Liberal Europe in Retreat

Jan Zielonka

Oxford UP, 2018

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And Why That's a Giant Problem

Tom Nichols

Foreign Affairs, 2017

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Deborah Lipstadt

TED, 2017

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Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad

Fareed Zakaria

W.W. Norton, 2003

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