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Democracy Under Assault TheoPolitics, Incivility and Violence on the Right by Michele Swenson

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Written in English


  • Political structures: democracy,
  • Political Science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Political Ideologies - Democracy,
  • Political Science / General,
  • General,
  • Political Process - Political Parties,
  • Democracy,
  • Religious right,
  • Right-wing extremists,
  • United States

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages270
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9543519M
ISBN 100595328024
ISBN 109780595328024

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Freedom House, a non-profit organization that has been documenting the ups and downs of freedom and democracy around the world since , just came out with it’s annual report, and the prognosis is not good. “Democracy and pluralism are under assault,” Sarah Repucci writes in the opening statement of the report’s executive summary.   “Democracy and pluralism are under assault.” So reads the first line of Freedom House’s annual report card on the standing of liberty around the world, titled “Freedom in the World.” While this assessment is grimly accurate, one does not have to scan the globe seeking evidence for the ongoing assault on democracy.   The Attack On Democracy In The s And Today As fascism spread globally in the s, the U.S. responded with a series of radio programs informing the public about American democracy. Jill.   Democracy is under attack. Diamond and “The Democracy Fix” by Caroline Fredrickson still detail Trump’s disdain for democratic norms and his assault on the this is a book Author: Carlos Lozada.

  Donald Trump and the erosion of democratic norms in America For some, the president’s efforts to undermine the justice department and the Mueller investigation represent a threat to democracy.   The Guardian - Back to home. Across Europe, Asia and the Americas, democratic norms and institutions are under assault. As well as being subjected to Author: Fara Dabhoiwala.   Meritocracy is now an idea under siege. On the right, many of President Trump’s supporters see it as a code word for an out-of-touch establishment that looks down on . Books shelved as democracy: How Democracies Die: What History Reveals About Our Future by Steven Levitsky, Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville.