How Democracies Perish by Jean François Revel

This book provides a deep analysis of the threats faced by democracies, specifically from totalitarian regimes. The author argues that democracies are often their own worst enemies, being too tolerant and indecisive, which can lead to their downfall. He further discusses how democracies can be manipulated by totalitarian regimes through propaganda and misinformation. The book serves as a warning and a call to action for democratic societies to recognize these threats and take steps to defend their values and institutions.

The 5100th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 90

Since this book was first published in 1983, there is a penalty of 14.4%. The age adjusted score is 77.04.

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