Winter 2020





January 24 CHN 1137
February 28 CHN 1137
March 27 CHN 1137

About the Book

How does a democracy die?
What can we do to save our own?
What lessons does history teach us?

In the 21st century democracy is threatened like never before. Drawing insightful lessons from across history - from Pinochet's murderous Chilean regime to Erdogan's quiet dismantling in Turkey - Levitsky and Ziblatt explain why democracies fail, how leaders like Trump subvert them today and what each of us can do to protect our democratic rights.

How to Join

For Winter 2020, Reading Liberty will be hosted by Dr. Andrew Richter of the Political Science department. To secure your spot and make arrangements to pick up the book, contact him directly at