Home / Social Sciences / Sociology / Can It Happen Here?: Authoritarianism in America

Can It Happen Here?: Authoritarianism in America

AUTHOR
Price
€16.40
€18.20 -10%
Upon request
Dispatched within 10 - 15 working days. Ρrovided that there's sufficient stock at the supplier.

“What makes Trump immune is that he is not a president within the context of a healthy Republican government. He is a cult leader of a movement that has taken over a political party – and he specifically campaigned on a platform of one-man rule. This fact permeates “Can It Happen Here? . . . which concludes, if you read between the lines, that “it” already has.” – New York Times Book Review

"Several of the contributors...agree that American politics is susceptible to creeping authoritarianism and provide the intellectual underpinning." – Washington Post

With the election of Donald J. Trump, many people on both the left and right feared that America’s 240-year-old grand experiment in democracy was coming to an end, and that Sinclair Lewis’ satirical novel, It Can’t Happen Here, written during the dark days of the 1930s, could finally be coming true. Is the democratic freedom that the United States symbolizes really secure? Can authoritarianism happen in America?

Acclaimed legal scholar, Harvard Professor, and New York Times bestselling author Cass R. Sunstein queried a number of the nation’s leading thinkers. In this thought-provoking collection of essays, these distinguished thinkers and theorists explore the lessons of history, how democracies crumble, how propaganda works, and the role of the media, courts, elections, and "fake news" in the modern political landscape—and what the future of the United States may hold.

Author: Sunstein Cass
Publisher: MORROW, WILLIAM AND COMPANY
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780062696199
Cover: Paperback
Edition Number: 1
Release Year: 2018

Cass R. Sunstein is Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard Law School and Chair of a WHO advisory group on behavioral science and health. He was Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Obama administration. He is the author of The Cost-Benefit Revolution, How Change Happens, Too Much Information (all three published by the MIT Press), Nudge (with Richard H. Thaler), and other books.

You may also like

Newsletter

Subscribe to the newsletter to be the first to receive our new releases and offers
Your account