Twilight of Democracy with Anne Applebaum

In this episode of the Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs, we discuss Anne Applebaum’s new book, Twilight of Democracy. What is democracy, what is authoritarianism, why are some intellectuals drawn to authoritarianism, and how can we protect democracy? To help us answer these questions, today on the podcast we are joined by Anne Applebaum herself.

Anne Applebaum is a staff writer for The Atlantic and a Pulitzer-prize winning historian. She is also a Senior Fellow of International Affairs and Agora Fellow in Residence at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, where she co-directs LSE Arena, a program on disinformation and 21st century propaganda.

A Washington Post columnist for fifteen years and a former member of the editorial board, she has also worked as the Foreign and Deputy Editor of the Spectator magazine in London, as the Political Editor of the Evening Standard, and as a columnist at Slate and at several British newspapers, including the Daily and Sunday Telegraphs. From 1988-1991 she covered the collapse of communism as the Warsaw correspondent of the Economist magazine and the Independent newspaper. 

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Twilight of Democracy with Anne Applebaum

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