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Twilight of Democracy: the failure of politics and the parting of friends

When: Tuesday 28 July 2020 1.00-2.00pm
Online public event

Join us for this online event with Anne Applebaum at which she will discuss her new book, Twilight of Democracy. As well as a work of memoir and reporting, it is a deep meditation on the central political dilemma of our time: Why did the wave of enthusiasm for liberal democracy, shared across the political spectrum in the 1980s and 90s, come to an end? How did we come to be so divided? Why did everyone get so angry?


Anne Applebaum, author of Gulag: A History, which won the Pulitzer Prize, of Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956, which won the Cundill Prize and Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine which won the Lionel Gelber and Duff Cooper prizes. She is a columnist for The Atlantic and a senior fellow of the Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University.

Chair: Mick Cox, Emeritus Professor of International Relations, and Director of LSE IDEAS.

This online public event is free and open to all but pre-registration is required from 14 July.

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COVID-19: The Policy Response

COVID-19 represents an enormous challenge for the social sciences to help governments and non-governmental organisations respond to the economic and societal consequences of the pandemic. Part of LSE's response to this challenge is a series of online public events that will take place over the Summer Term.

New events are being added regularly and previous events are available as audio and video podcasts.

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