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.


Cambridge Analytica and the Plot to Break America

Christopher Wylie

Random House, 2019

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Russia, Europe, America

Timothy Snyder

Tim Duggan Books, 2018

R 9
The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America

Christopher Leonard

Simon & Schuster, 2019

America and Our Imperiled World

Robert Kagan

Knopf, 2018

R 8
Democracy and the Decline of Reason

William Davies

W.W. Norton, 2019

R 8
Authoritarianism in America

Cass R. Sunstein

Dey Street, 2018

A Warning

Madeleine Albright

Harper, 2018

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

Shaun Walker

Oxford UP, 2018

Orban’s Evolution and Hungary’s Demise

Paul Lendvai

Foreign Affairs, 2019

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

Angela Nagle

Zero Books, 2017