Downeast Book Group

Hosted On Zoom
Wednesday, November 29, 2023
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

The book for November is The Tyranny of the Minority: by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt.

“Old democracies tend to last, and so do rich democracies, Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt point out in this searing, unsettling, and essential new book, but American democracy, which is both old and rich, is dying. In Tyranny of the Minority, they explain why, and they explain, too, how to save it.”—Jill Lepore, author of These Truths

“Among rich democracies, America is uniquely vulnerable to authoritarianism. If that statement surprises you, it shouldn’t. In their new book, Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt explain why this is true and how we can fix it: To stop democratic decay, we need to embrace our own tradition of constitutional reform. Just like their previous work, this book is concise, readable, and convincing.”—Anne Applebaum, author of Twilight of Democracy

Please join us even if you haven't read a book. It's sure to be a lively conversation.