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Twilight of Democracy: The Failure of Politics and the Parting of Friends

Anne Applebaum

Published by: Allen Lane

 A remarkable, deeply personal story of friendships gone sour in the shadow of changing politics. Applebaum brilliantly captures the pain and confusion of seeing those close to us turn towards ugly forms of nationalism, and of having to confront the uncomfortable possibility that allies are now enemies.”