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How Democracies die

Levitsky, Steven. Book - 2018 Adult Book / Nonfiction / Politics / Levitsky, Steven, 321.8 Le 1 On Shelf 1 request on 3 copies Community Rating: 4.6 out of 5

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Fateful alliances -- Gatekeeping in America -- The great Republican abdication -- Subverting democracy -- The guardrails of democracy -- The unwritten rules of American politics -- The unraveling -- Trump against the guardrails -- Saving democracy.
"Donald Trump's presidency has raised a question that many of us never thought we'd be asking: Is our democracy in danger? Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt have spent more than twenty years studying the breakdown of democracies in Europe and Latin America, and they believe the answer is yes. Democracy no longer ends with a bang--in a revolution or military coup--but with a whimper: the slow, steady weakening of critical institutions, such as the judiciary and the press, and the gradual erosion of long-standing political norms. The good news is that there are several exit ramps on the road to authoritarianism. The bad news is that, by electing Trump, we have already passed the first one. Drawing on decades of research and a wide range of historical and global examples, from 1930s Europe to contemporary Hungary, Turkey, and Venezuela, to the American South during Jim Crow, Levitsky and Ziblatt show how democracies die--and how ours can be saved."--Dust jacket.


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Textbook for American democracy submitted by younhee on June 17, 2021, 5:48pm I thoroughly enjoyed this book while learning our country’s democracy. So much interesting facts are packed in and they helped us open our eyes. At the end of the book, we receive the most challenging question: How we revive our democracy and keep it healthy.

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New York : Crown Publishing, [2018]
Year Published: 2018
Description: 308 p.
Language: English
Format: Book


Ziblatt, Daniel, 1972-

Political culture.
Democracy -- United States.
Political culture -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2017-