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How Democracies Die author Daniel Ziblatt on the future of U.S. democracy

Mar 15, 2018

Daniel Ziblatt, Harvard professor and author of the best seller "How Democracies Die" visited University Park March 12 for a talk and book signing in the Hintz Family Alumni Center.

The book came about after Ziblatt and co-author Steven Levitsky, both comparative politics scholars, began seeing parallels between the United States and other countries around the world that slid from democracy into authoritarian governments.

Ziblatt and Levitsky argue that the U.S. is currently at a tipping point after decades of increasing polarization and Donald Trump's election in 2016. 

Read recaps of the talk in the The Daily Collegian and The Underground, or check out the video of the entire lecture and Q&A:

 

 

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