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AuthorSteven Levitsky, Daniel Ziblatt
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Publication dateJanuary 16, 2018
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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.

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"What we desperately need is a sober, dispassionate look at the current state of affairs. Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, two of the most respected scholars in the field of democracy studies, offer just that."The Washington Post

"Where Levitsky and Ziblatt make their mark is in weaving together political science and historical analysis of both domestic and international democratic crises; in doing so, they expand the conversation beyond Trump and before him, to other countries and to the deep structure of American democracy and politics."Ezra Klein, Vox

"If you only read one book for the rest of the year, read How Democracies Die. . . .This is not a book for just Democrats or Republicans. It is a book for all Americans. It is nonpartisan. It is fact based. It is deeply rooted in history. . . . The best commentary on our politics, no contest."—Michael Morrell, former Acting Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (via Twitter)

"A smart and deeply informed book about the ways in which democracy is being undermined in dozens of countries around the world, and in ways that are perfectly legal."—Fareed Zakaria, CNN

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Glad this doesn't apply to me!
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Good thing merica has never been a democratic form of govt. Might sell better if the title was 'How representative republics die'.
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Seems biased
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Lol, what a joke. "Democracy" is dying! Proof there's a sucker born every minute.
Well, when the people vote for a candidate to be their president, but the choice of the majority doesn't become the president — that's certainly not democracy.
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Well, when the people vote for a candidate to be their president, but the choice of the majority doesn't become the president — that's certainly not democracy.
You're right. Thing is, it's not supposed to be. The US is a Constitutional Republic...Peace
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Democracy is dangerous to our democracy.
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You're right. Thing is, it's not supposed to be. The US is a Constitutional Republic...Peace
A form of democracy....
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I see comments like this all the time, splitting hairs about the type of democracy we have in the USA. It must be one of the inane talking points of Tucker or Alex Jones or one of the other boot lickers that these fools that won't think for themselves are parroting.
Has to be. It's as if these people don't know what constitutional amendments are for. Imagine if we were running on the OG constitution lol
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I see comments like this all the time . . .
It started with people a bit further right than that.
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"When Franklin Roosevelt made defending democracy a core component of his argument for preparing for, and then intervening in, the war in Europe, opponents of U.S. intervention began to push back by arguing that the U.S. was not, in fact, a democracy," . . .
The term went from conservative complaint to right-wing slogan in the 1960s, when Robert Welch, the founder of the John Birch Society, used it in a September 1961 speech, "Republics and Democracies." In a democracy, Welch protested, "there is a centralization of governmental power in a simple majority. And that, visibly, is the system of government which the enemies of our republic are seeking to impose on us today."
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2...leges.html
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Lol, what a joke. "Democracy" is dying! Proof there's a sucker born every minute.
this book describes historical examples when dictators have taken power and voters have been disenfranchised. great book by a fellow sagehen.
you are exactly the type of person that should read it.. i'm sure Desantis has studied it carefully but will ban it at some point.
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I came into the comments to laugh at the "well actually"s. Thanks for not disappointing me, boys.
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I see comments like this all the time, splitting hairs about the type of democracy we have in the USA. It must be one of the inane talking points of Tucker or Alex Jones or one of the other boot lickers that these fools that won't think for themselves are parroting.
Exactly. The talking points are always the same.. a flock of parrots that needs smart sounding people to tell them what to say.
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