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The Resource Twilight of democracy : the seductive lure of authoritarianism, Anne Applebaum

Twilight of democracy : the seductive lure of authoritarianism, Anne Applebaum

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Twilight of democracy : the seductive lure of authoritarianism
Title
Twilight of democracy
Title remainder
the seductive lure of authoritarianism
Statement of responsibility
Anne Applebaum
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and journalist explains, with electrifying clarity, why some of her contemporaries have abandoned liberal democratic ideals in favor of strongman cults, nationalist movements, or one-party states. Across the world today, from the U.S. to Europe and beyond, liberal democracy is under siege while different forms of authoritarianism are on the rise. In Twilight of Democracy, prize-winning historian Anne Applebaum argues that we should not be surprised by this change: There is an inherent appeal to political systems with radically simple beliefs, especially when they benefit the loyal to the exclusion of everyone else. People are not just ideological, she contends in this captivating extended essay; they are also practical, pragmatic, opportunist. The authoritarian and nationalist parties that have arisen within modern democracies offer new paths to wealth or power for their adherents. Describing politicians, journalists, intellectuals, and others who have abandoned democratic ideals in the UK, U.S., Spain, Poland, and Hungary, Applebaum reveals the patterns that link the new advocates of illiberalism and charts how they use conspiracy theory, political polarization, social media, and nostalgia to change their societies"--
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1964-
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Applebaum, Anne
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Authoritarianism
  • Democracy
  • Nationalist parties
  • One-party systems
  • World politics
Label
Twilight of democracy : the seductive lure of authoritarianism, Anne Applebaum
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
New Year's Eve -- How demagogues win -- The future of nostalgia -- Cascades of falsehood -- Moral equivalence -- The unending of history
Control code
on1150853644
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
206 pages
Isbn
9780385545808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1150853644
Label
Twilight of democracy : the seductive lure of authoritarianism, Anne Applebaum
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
New Year's Eve -- How demagogues win -- The future of nostalgia -- Cascades of falsehood -- Moral equivalence -- The unending of history
Control code
on1150853644
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
206 pages
Isbn
9780385545808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1150853644

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