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How Democracies Die
Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt are the authors of the new book How Democracies Die. They spent more than twenty years studying the breakdown of democracies in Europe and Latin America, and they believe that American Democracy is in danger. They'll discuss the manner in which other democracies have withered - it's not about coups anymore, and what norms must be in place to help protect democracy.

Mon, Jan 22, 2018 -- 1:00pm


Recently on Fresh Air:

Jan 20, 2018
Fresh Air Weekend: 'Crown' Creator; New Anthology Shows; Recalling School Integration

Peter Morgan discusses his Netflix series. Critic David Bianculli welcomes the revival of the anthology series. In 1957, Melba Pattillo Beals helped integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Ark.

Jan 19, 2018
Documentary Offers A Devastating Look At The Obama Administration's 'Final Year'

Greg Barker's new film follows Obama's foreign policy team as they set about negotiating an arms deal in Iran, a climate accord in Paris and a response to refugee crises in Syria and parts of Africa.

Jan 19, 2018
Daniel Ellsberg Explains Why He Leaked The Pentagon Papers

In 1971, Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers to the press in the hope that they would help end the Vietnam War. His story is portrayed in the new film The Post. Originally broadcast Dec. 4, 2017.

Jan 19, 2018
Remembering Peabody Award-Winning Radio Artist Joe Frank

Frank, who died on Monday, created the radio drama series Work in Progress and was known for his intimate on-air monologues, sketches and interviews. Originally broadcast in 1989.

Jan 18, 2018
A Former Neo-Nazi Explains Why Hate Drew Him In — And How He Got Out

Christian Picciolini spent eight years as a member of a violent, white power skinhead group. He eventually withdrew and co-founded a nonprofit to help extremists disengage.

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