Sold Out! Discussion Group 2 – Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism by Anne Applebaum

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian explains, with electrifying clarity, why elites in democracies around the world are turning toward nationalism and authoritarianism.

From the United States and Britain to continental Europe and beyond, liberal democracy is under siege, while authoritarianism is on the rise. Applebaum was one of the first American journalists to raise an alarm about anti-democratic trends in the West, explains the lure of nationalism and autocracy. In this captivating essay, she contends that political systems with radically simple beliefs are inherently appealing, especially when they benefit the loyal to the exclusion of everyone else.

Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism by Anne Applebaum | 221 pages | published in 2020. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian explains, with electrifying clarity, why elites in democracies around the world are turning toward nationalism and authoritarianism. From the United States and Britain to continental Europe and beyond, liberal democracy is under siege, while authoritarianism is on the rise. Applebaum was one of the first American journalists to raise an alarm about anti-democratic trends in the West, explains the lure of nationalism and autocracy. In this captivating essay, she contends that political systems with radically simple beliefs are inherently appealing, especially when they benefit the loyal to the exclusion of everyone else.
 

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Sunday, September 20
4:30pm - 6:00pm PT

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4:30PM - 6:00PM Sun 20 Sep 2020 ( Timezone: Pacific )

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HCSF Zoom Webinar (dial-in information will be sent on Friday, September 18 to those who RSVP)