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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, a personal, passionate call to action against the rising authoritarianism that challenges our world order--and the very value of liberty. Larry Diamond has made it his life's work to secure democracy's future by understanding its past and by advising dissidents fighting autocracy around the world. Deeply attuned to the cycles of democratic expansion and decay that determine the fates of nations, he watched with mounting unease as illiberal rulers rose in Hungary, Poland, Turkey, the Philippines, and beyond, while China and Russia grew increasingly bold and bullying. Then, with Trump's election at home, the global retreat from freedom spread from democracy's margins to its heart. [The book's] core argument is stark: the defense and advancement of democratic ideals relies on U.S. global leadership. If we do not reclaim our traditional place as the keystone of democracy, today's authoritarian swell could become a tsunami, providing an opening for Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, and their admirers to turn the twenty-first century into a dark time of despotism. We are at a hinge in history, between a new era of tyranny and an age of democratic renewal. Free governments can defend their values; free citizens can exercise their rights. We can make the internet safe for liberal democracy, exploit the soft, kleptocratic underbelly of dictatorships, and revive America's degraded democracy. Ill Winds offers concrete, deeply informed suggestions to fight polarization, reduce the influence of money in politics, and make every vote count. In 2019, freedom's last line of defense still remains 'We the people.'"--Dust jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
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
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Democracy
  • United States
  • United States
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Ill winds : saving democracy from Russian rage, Chinese ambition, and American complacency, Larry Diamond
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Publication
Copyright
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Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The crisis -- Why democracies succeed and fail -- The march and retreat of democracy -- The authoritarian temptation -- The decline of American democracy -- Russia's global assault -- China's stealth offensive -- Are people losing faith in democracy? -- Meeting the autocrats' challenge -- Fighting kleptocracy -- A foreign policy for freedom -- Making the internet safe for democracy -- Reviving American democracy -- Conclusion: A new birth of freedom
Control code
on1054834883
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9780525560623
Lccn
2018058826
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1054834883
Label
Ill winds : saving democracy from Russian rage, Chinese ambition, and American complacency, Larry Diamond
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
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
Introduction: The crisis -- Why democracies succeed and fail -- The march and retreat of democracy -- The authoritarian temptation -- The decline of American democracy -- Russia's global assault -- China's stealth offensive -- Are people losing faith in democracy? -- Meeting the autocrats' challenge -- Fighting kleptocracy -- A foreign policy for freedom -- Making the internet safe for democracy -- Reviving American democracy -- Conclusion: A new birth of freedom
Control code
on1054834883
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9780525560623
Lccn
2018058826
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1054834883

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