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The road to unfreedom : Russia, Europe, America
The road to unfreedom : Russia, Europe, America
Snyder, Timothy2018
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"From the author of On Tyranny comes a stunning new chronicle of the rise of authoritarianism from Russia to Europe and America. With the end of the Cold War, the victory of liberal democracy was thought to be final. Observers declared the end of history, confident in a peaceful, globalized future. This faith was misplaced. Authoritarianism returned to Russia, as Putin found fascist ideas that could be used to justify rule by the wealthy. In the 2010s, it has spread from east to west, aided by Russian warfare in Ukraine and cyberwar and information war in Europe and the United States. Russia found allies among nationalists, oligarchs, and radicals everywhere, and its drive to dissolve Western institutions, states, and values found resonance within the West itself. The rise of populism, the British vote against the EU, and the election of Donald Trump were all Russian goals, but their achievement reveals the vulnerability of Western societies and the uncertain character of Western political order. This fundamental challenge to democracy presents an opportunity to better understand the pillars of our own political order. In this forceful and unsparing work of contemporary history, based on vast research as well as personal reporting, Snyder goes beyond the headlines to expose the true nature of the threat to democracy and law. By revealing the stark choices before us--between equality or oligarchy, individuality or totality, truth and falsehood--Snyder restores our understanding of the basis of our way of life, offering a way forward in a time of terrible uncertainty"--Provided by publisher.
Imprint:
London : Bodley Head, 2018
Collation:
359 pages ; 24 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Prologue -- Individualism or totalitarianism -- Succession or failure -- Integration or empire -- Novelty or eternity -- Truth or lies -- Equality or oligarchy -- Epilogue.
ISBN:
9781847925275
Dewey class:
320.53094
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibrarySociety and Beliefs320.53094 SNYOnloan - Due: 14 Dec 2019
Sandringham Library ExpressSociety and Beliefs320.53094 SNYIn Deep Storage until mid 2020. (Set: 14 Jul 2019)
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