The Road to Unfreedom

Russia, Europe, America

Recommended by Yuval Noah Harari, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #39 in Propaganda, Ranked #58 in Fascismsee more rankings.

With the end of the Cold War, the victory of liberal democracy was thought to be absolute. Observers declared the end of history, confident in a peaceful, globalized future. But we now know this to be premature. Authoritarianism first returned in Russia, as Putin developed a political system dedicated solely to the consolidation and exercise of power. In the last six years, it has creeped from east to west as nationalism inflames Europe, abetted by Russian propaganda and cyberwarfare. While countries like Poland and Hungary have made hard turns towards authoritarianism, the electoral upsets... more

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Yuval Noah Harari HistorianA brilliant and disturbing analysis, which should be read by anyone wishing to understand the political crisis currently engulfing the world. (Source)

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