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How Democracies Die

How democracies die by Steven Levitsky
Fascism : A Warning by Madeleine Korbel Albright

A timely, topical book grounding Russia's recent turn towards conservativism in pre-1917 culture and explaining what this shift could mean for the rest of the world.

The assault on reason by Albert Gore

A scathing wake-up call derailing the many ways that wealth manipulates American politics, labor, media, environment and the quality of national life today. 

A brilliant reconsideration of the events and the political, social, and religious movements that led to France's embrace of Fascism and anti-Semitism. 

From India to Turkey, from Poland to the United States, authoritarian populists have seized power. Two core components of liberal democracy--individual rights and the popular will--are at war, putting democracy itself at risk. In plain language, Yascha Mounk describes how we got here, where we need to go, and why there is little time left to waste.