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Collection: Good Reading
Call Number: 321.9
Author: Applebaum, Anne
Title: Twilight of democracy
Remainder of title: the seductive lure of authoritarianism
Summary, etc. note: "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"--

International Standard Book Number: 9780385545808
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Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9780385545815
Description conventions: rda
Authentication code: pcc
Classification number: JC480
Item number: .A67 2020
Edition number: 23
Classification number: 321.9
Dates associated with a name: 1964-
Relator term: author.
Statement of responsibility, etc.: Anne Applebaum.
Edition statement: First edition.
Place of publication: New York ,NY
Name of publisher: Random House LLC
Date of publication: 2020
Projected publication date: 2007
: New York :
: Doubleday,
: 2020.
Extent: 189 pages
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Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted contents note: New Year's Eve -- How demagogues win -- The future of nostalgia -- Cascades of falsehood -- Moral equivalence -- The unending of history.
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Source of acquisition: Donated by Andrew Feniman
Purchase price: 25.00
Subject: Nationalist parties
Subject: Democracy
Subject: Authoritarianism
Subject: One-party systems
Subject: World politics -21st century
Chronological subdivision: 21st century.
Main entry heading: Applebaum, Anne, 1964-
Edition: First edition.
Place, publisher, and date of publication: New York : Doubleday, 2020.
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Title: Twilight of democracy
Record control number: (DLC) 2020012451
International Standard Book Number: 9780385545815
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