Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism by Anne Applebaum
Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism by Anne Applebaum offers an extensive look at how authoritarianism is rising in Poland, Britain, the United States, and the rest of the world while liberal democracy continues to be under attack. She highlights the fact that tyrants are just the main figures through which authoritarianism is instituted. Behind their looming shadows are bureaucrats and political figures that make their rule possible. Like viruses, these new strains of nationalist and authoritarian parties have become the means through which modern democracies are used against the people instead of for them. The culmination of this is the inevitable amassing of power and wealth for the singular party on the top of the pyramid at the cost of a country’s freedom.
Twilight of Democracy was named the best book of the year by The Financial Times and The Washington Post. It earned a 4.01-star rating on Goodreads based on 686 reviews and 4,691 ratings. NPR’s Ron Elving recommends it to anyone who wants to understand Trump’s reign as president and its effects globally. The Washington Post’s Sheri Berman describes it as a book that “offers many lessons” about the war between dictatorship and democracy, while Kirkus Reviews praises it for being a “necessarily dark tale on dark realities.”
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