Donald Trump’s election to the US presidency was a major blow to the advancement of democratic ideals, argues political sociologist Larry Diamond. With America becoming less tolerant and more dysfunctional, thanks in large part to polarization, fledgling democracies are struggling to survive. Meanwhile, Diamond writes, Chinese and Russian authoritarianism are a rising threat to the liberal world order. This book evaluates the factors that created current power struggles, and offers practical guidance on how individuals can – and must – help reform democracy to secure global security and peace.
About the Author
Larry Diamond is a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and its Hoover Institution. He is also a founding coeditor at the Journal of Democracy.
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