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Tyranny of the Minority by Steven Levitsky & Daniel Ziblatt
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Tyranny of the Minority

How to Reverse an Authoritarian Turn, and Forge a Democracy for All
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Length 8 hours 49 minutes
Language English
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An urgent follow-up to international bestseller How Democracies Die, by two world-leading experts on democracy


In this razor-sharp analysis of one of the most important issues facing us today, leading Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt draw on their combined expertise of over 40 years to offer a dire warning about right-wing efforts to undermine multiracial democracy.

Exploring the 2024 American election and the Capitol riots, as well as global examples from history including post-1945 Germany and Brazil and Chile during the '60s and '70s, the authors show how ossified political conventions can be pernicious enablers of minority rule, creating a situation in which partisan minorities can consistently thwart and even rule over popular majorities.

With its urgent call for a radical reform of our antiquated institutions for the benefit of the majority, and a citizens' movement to put enough pressure on lawmakers to act before it's too late, Tyranny of the Minority is a must-read for every participant in the emerging democratic reform movement.

©2023 Daniel Ziblatt and Steven Levitsky (P)2023 Penguin Audio

Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt are Professors of Government at Harvard University, and co-authors of international bestseller How Democracies Die. Levitsky's research focuses on Latin America and the developing world. He is the author of Competitive Authoritarianism and is the recipient of numerous teaching awards. Ziblatt studies Europe from the nineteenth century to the present. He is the author, most recently, of Conservative Parties and the Birth of Democracy. Both Levitsky and Ziblatt have written for Vox and the New York Times, among other publications.

Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt are Professors of Government at Harvard University, and co-authors of international bestseller How Democracies Die. Levitsky's research focuses on Latin America and the developing world. He is the author of Competitive Authoritarianism and is the recipient of numerous teaching awards. Ziblatt studies Europe from the nineteenth century to the present. He is the author, most recently, of Conservative Parties and the Birth of Democracy. Both Levitsky and Ziblatt have written for Vox and the New York Times, among other publications.

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Old democracies tend to last, and so do rich democracies, Levitsky and Ziblatt point out in this searing, unsettling, and essential new book, but American democracy, which is both old and rich, is dying. In Tyranny of the Minority, they explain why, and they explain, too, how to save it Provocative and readable Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt are two of the most respected scholars in the field of democracy studies Concise, readable, and convincing Ziblatt and Levitsky are two of America’s very best comparative political scientists, with expertise that makes them uniquely well-equipped for the subject they’re examining . . . Tyranny of the Minority is an exceptional book, one of the best guides out there to the crisis of American democracy An exceptionally perceptive and wide-ranging book . . . [that lays] out an ambitious fifteen-plank project of democratic renewal Expand reviews
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