For Evening Book Club, we will be discussing Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism by Anne Applebaum. We will meet at 6:00 on Monday, March 1 via Zoom. If you are interested, please feel free to join us even if you haven't read the book. Please contact Heidi Kloempken (email@example.com) if you would like the Zoom information for the meeting.
About: From the United States and Britain to continental Europe and beyond, liberal democracy is under siege, while authoritarianism is on the rise. In Twilight of Democracy, Anne Applebaum, an award-winning historian of Soviet atrocities who was one of the first American journalists to raise an alarm about antidemocratic trends in the West, explains the lure of nationalism and autocracy. In this captivating essay, she contends that political systems with radically simple beliefs are inherently appealing, especially when they benefit the loyal to the exclusion of everyone else.