How Democracies Die

Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt have written a book that, like On Tyranny, everyone should read. They trace the death of liberal democracies around the world and ask: Is our democracy in danger? I will not tell you their answer, but suffice it to say, they do an excellent job of showing why they reached their conclusion.

This book is full of historical analysis and examples of what happens when democratic institutions die. It discusses the signs of authoritarianism, and threats to the Constitutional system. This book is important because it talks about the subtle things that are done to undermine democracy – things that even the smartest people may not notice until it’s too late.

Please read this book.

I received this book from Blogging for Books and received no compensation in exchange for this review. The opinions contained herein are mine and mine alone.


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