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The Resource Ill Winds : Saving Democracy From Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, And American Complacency, Larry Diamond

Ill Winds : Saving Democracy From Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, And American Complacency, Larry Diamond

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Ill Winds : Saving Democracy From Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, And American Complacency
Title
Ill Winds
Title remainder
Saving Democracy From Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, And American Complacency
Statement of responsibility
Larry Diamond
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From America's leading scholar of democracy, the definitive exploration of today's dangerously rising wave of authoritarianism, from Asia to America--and a personal, passionate call to action that shows us how to restore U.S. democracy and global leadership. Larry Diamond has made it his life's work both to study democracy and to advise dissidents fighting autocracy around the world. But when Donald Trump won the presidency by openly rejecting basic democratic norms, this lifelong scholar of democracy's struggles abroad felt a horrible sense of danger at home. As Diamond has long chronicled, democracy expands and retreats in waves. From the 1970s into the 1990s, the "third wave" saw democracy spread through Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa and attempt to take root in the former Soviet empire. But since 2006, Diamond has tracked a global democratic recession. By 2016, illiberal rulers were eroding democracy in Hungary, Poland, Turkey, the Philippines, and more, while China and Russia--the world's leading autocracies--grew increasingly bold and bullying. And with Trump's election, the global retreat from freedom spread from democracy's margins to its heart. Diamond's core argument is stark: The defense and spread of democracy has relied for decades on U.S. global leadership, including its alliances with advanced democracies in Europe and Asia. If America does not reclaim its traditional place as the keystone of democracy, today's authoritarian trend will accelerate into a "third reverse wave" of democratic breakdowns. That wave could become a tsunami. And that could let Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, and their admirers turn the 21st century into a dark time of surging authoritarianism. But it's an ill wind that brings no good with it. Free governments can defend their values; free citizens can exercise their rights. Diamond explains how we can make the Internet safe for liberal democracy, how we can exploit the soft, kleptocratic underbelly of dictatorships, and how we can revive America's degraded democracy. He offers concrete, deeply informed suggestions for policymakers and citizens alike, including ways to fight polarization, reduce the influence of money, combat partisan gerrymandering, expand voter turnout, and negate the electoral college. We are at a hinge in history, between a new era of tyranny or a new age of democratic renewal, and freedom's last line of defense is still "We the people.""--
  • "Larry Diamond has made it his life's work both to study democracy and to advise dissidents fighting autocracy around the world. But when Donald Trump won the presidency by openly rejecting basic democratic norms, this lifelong scholar of democracy's struggles abroad felt a horrible sense of danger at home. As Diamond has long chronicled, democracy expands and retreats in waves. From the 1970s into the 1990s, the "third wave" saw democracy spread through Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa and attempt to take root in the former Soviet empire. But since 2006, Diamond has tracked a global democratic recession. By 2016, illiberal rulers were eroding democracy in Hungary, Poland, Turkey, the Philippines, and more, while China and Russia--the world's leading autocracies--grew increasingly bold and bullying. And with Trump's election, the global retreat from freedom spread from democracy's margins to its heart. And that could let Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, and their admirers turn the 21st century into a dark time of surging authoritarianism. But it's an ill wind that brings no good with it. Free governments can defend their values; free citizens can exercise their rights. Diamond explains how we can make the Internet safe for liberal democracy, how we can exploit the soft, kleptocratic underbelly of dictatorships, and how we can revive America's degraded democracy. He offers concrete, deeply informed suggestions for policymakers and citizens alike, including ways to fight polarization, reduce the influence of money, combat partisan gerrymandering, expand voter turnout, and negate the electoral college. We are at a hinge in history, between a new era of tyranny or a new age of democratic renewal, and freedom's last line of defense is still "We the people.""--
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Diamond, Larry Jay
Dewey number
321.8
Index
index present
LC call number
JC423
LC item number
.D556 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Democracy
  • Democracy
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Politics and government
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Ill Winds : Saving Democracy From Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, And American Complacency, Larry Diamond
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction: The Crisis -- Chapter 2: Why Democracies Succeed and Fail -- Chapter 3: The March and Retreat of Democracy -- Chapter 4: The Authoritarian Temptation -- Chapter 5: The Decline of American Democracy -- Chapter 6: Russia's Global Assault -- Chapter 7: China's Stealth Offensive -- Chapter 8: Are People Losing Faith in Democracy? -- Chapter 9: Meeting the Autocrats Challenge -- Chapter 10: Fighting Kleptocracy -- Chapter 11: A Foreign Policy for Freedom -- Chapter 12: Making the Internet Safe for Democracy -- Chapter 13: Reviving American Democracy -- Chapter 14: Conclusion: A New Birth of Freedom
Extent
354 pages ; ?c 25 cm
Isbn
9780525560623
Lccn
2018058826
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1054834883
  • (OCoLC)on1054834883
  • 3552118
  • 3586851
Label
Ill Winds : Saving Democracy From Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, And American Complacency, Larry Diamond
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction: The Crisis -- Chapter 2: Why Democracies Succeed and Fail -- Chapter 3: The March and Retreat of Democracy -- Chapter 4: The Authoritarian Temptation -- Chapter 5: The Decline of American Democracy -- Chapter 6: Russia's Global Assault -- Chapter 7: China's Stealth Offensive -- Chapter 8: Are People Losing Faith in Democracy? -- Chapter 9: Meeting the Autocrats Challenge -- Chapter 10: Fighting Kleptocracy -- Chapter 11: A Foreign Policy for Freedom -- Chapter 12: Making the Internet Safe for Democracy -- Chapter 13: Reviving American Democracy -- Chapter 14: Conclusion: A New Birth of Freedom
Extent
354 pages ; ?c 25 cm
Isbn
9780525560623
Lccn
2018058826
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1054834883
  • (OCoLC)on1054834883
  • 3552118
  • 3586851

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