How Democracies Die - Book/Article Discussion

benjsbenjs Toronto, ONPosts: 6,980
I'm reading a book called How Democracies Die that I figured many on here would be interested in. If you want to read a few excerpts from it, there was a Vox article recently published about it. Would love to discuss the content with anyone on here. https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/2/2/16929764/how-democracies-die-trump-book-levitsky-ziblatt

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  • Go BeaversGo Beavers Posts: 6,326
    I read that the other day. It’s really interesting. When a groups sees another group as a threat to the country and their way of life, they support giving up core values to hold on to an image of something. A oerfect example is trump’s attacks on the fbi. I wonder what trump supporter think when they read this. 
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 12,955
    articles like this make my mind go immediately to a dystopian future where we all grovel for puddle water and rat leg stew. 
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 22,038
    articles like this make my mind go immediately to a dystopian future where we all grovel for puddle water and rat leg stew. 
    I get that feeling myself, for sure.  But maybe check out James Howard Kunstler's "World Made By Hand" quartet for a more optimistic (though realist in terms of hardships as well) alternative.  
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