Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Anne Applebaum deconstructs the psychology and motivations of today’s crazed conspiracy theorists and populists in Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism, an incisive examination of the longstanding struggle between democracy and dictatorship.
Drawing on high-level relationships forged across Europe and America, and an exemplary understanding of contemporary and historical politics, Twilight of Democracy is a confronting and illuminating analysis of a polarised world. In this online event streamed live from Adelaide Writers’ Week, Applebaum will be in conversation with Sally Warhaft.
This event is broadcast from 1.45pm AEDT Wednesday 3 March, and available on demand until Friday 5 March.
Presented in partnership with Adelaide Writers’ Week.
The online bookseller for this event will be Imprints.
Anne Applebaum is a staff writer for the Atlantic and a Senior Fellow of the Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University. Her previous books include Iron Curtain, winner of the Cundill Prize and a finalist for the National Book Award, and Gulag, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction and a fina... Read more
Sally Warhaft is a Melbourne broadcaster, anthropologist and writer. She is the host of The Fifth Estate, the Wheeler Centre’s live series focusing on journalism, politics, media, and international relations, and The Leap Year, a Wheeler Centre podcast about Australians’ lives in the fog of ... Read more
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