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Book Discussion: “How Democracies Die” by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt at Auburn Public Library
February 16, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
The Camden Conference and the Auburn Public Library invite you to a book discussion — “How Democracies Die” by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt on Wednesday, February 16 at 4pm.
Since 2016, we have been asking the question, “Is our democracy in danger?” Drawing on decades of research and a wide range of historical and global examples, from 1930s Europe to contemporary Hungary, Turkey, and Venezuela to the American South during Jim Crow, Levitsky and Ziblatt show how democracies die — and how ours can be saved. The authors are professors of government at Harvard University. Levitsky’s research focuses on Latin America and the developing world; Ziblatt studies Europe from the 19th century to the present. (Information from book jacket, provided by publisher.)
This discussion will take place in person, in the Androscoggin Community Room. To register, please contact the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext 4. Please give us an email address when registering so we can contact you when your book is available for pick up. (You will most likely hear from us the week of January 3.) Thanks to funding provided by the Camden Conference, the copy of the book is yours to keep.