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.


Metodij Hadzi-Vaskov et al.

IMF, 2021


Jennifer Jett

The New York Times, 2021


Masha Gessen

Riverhead, 2020

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Cambridge Analytica and the Plot to Break America

Christopher Wylie

Random House, 2019

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Why Losing Faith in Institutions Provides the Tools to Transform Them

Ethan Zuckerman

W.W. Norton, 2021

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Why Autocrats Are Abandoning Even the Pretense of Democratic Rituals

Kenneth Roth

Foreign Affairs, 2021

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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