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The Twilight of Democracy

Anne Applebaum In Conversation With Belle Donati

60 mins watch time

Posted July 2021

Politics

From the rise of autocratic, paranoid governments in Eastern Europe to the apocalyptic pessimism that fuelled the rise of Trump, few of us can ignore the evidence that democracy is in decline, replaced by new political realities fraught with division and despair. But why have so many societies been seduced by autocrats and kleptocrats – and what can we hope to do about it?