How Democracies Die
By Steven Levitsky & Daniel Ziblatt
- Release Date: 2018-01-16
- Genre: Politics & Current Events
How Democracies Die Steven Levitsky & Daniel Ziblatt Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
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Cute musings made by children. This book could have been written by a high schooler. It’s scrawled and overdramatic. It felt like I was reading a Facebook rant rather than an actual piece of literature.
How Democracies Die
I have been trying for months to understand what has happened in the US to bring us to the Trump presidency. This book is the first, of the many I have read, that brings it all together in a way that makes sense. It is scholarly, yet eminently readable. It emphasizes the role of informal norms in sustaining democracy—the written constitution is not enough —and describes the breakdown of these norms that started long before Trump. And it analyzes the extreme polarization in American politics today, both effect and cause of the breakdown of norms, in light of the ongoing impact of slavery and racism on the political history of American democracy. It all comes together in the final chapter of the book.
Beautiful and articulate!
Written from a place of knowledge and inquiry this book asks fundamental questions not about the current administration as much about the grand experiment that is the United States of America. Read this if you believe that knowledge mixed with action is more powerful than a gun, and that the big picture should drive your day to day little picture. Highly recommend.
Those boring books that suggests because of a president they don’t like, democracy is ending or something. Sheesh! Conservatives were saying president obama was gonna declare martial law. This is the same type of stuff.
Sorry to say that this book has it all backwards. It’s the last administration that was authoritarian, not this one. Now, Americans get to be free again from government stifling small businesses to punishing us for drinking soda! We do not want globalism! We want freedom! Hello...that’s what America is all about! We are not like all the other countries who’s government runs the people. We are FREE! That’s why Donald Trump was elected!!!