Ill Winds

Ill Winds
Publisher Penguin
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Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780525560630
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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*Shortlisted for the 2020 Arthur Ross Book Award* From America’s leading scholar of democracy, a personal, passionate call to action against the rising authoritarianism that challenges our world order—and the very value of liberty Larry Diamond has made it his life's work to secure democracy's future by understanding its past and by advising dissidents fighting autocracy around the world. Deeply attuned to the cycles of democratic expansion and decay that determine the fates of nations, he watched with mounting unease as illiberal rulers rose in Hungary, Poland, Turkey, the Philippines, and beyond, while China and Russia grew increasingly bold and bullying. Then, with Trump's election at home, the global retreat from freedom spread from democracy's margins to its heart. Ill Winds' core argument is stark: the defense and advancement of democratic ideals relies on U.S. global leadership. If we do not reclaim our traditional place as the keystone of democracy, today's authoritarian swell could become a tsunami, providing an opening for Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, and their admirers to turn the twenty-first century into a dark time of despotism. We are at a hinge in history, between a new era of tyranny and an age of democratic renewal. Free governments can defend their values; free citizens can exercise their rights. We can make the internet safe for liberal democracy, exploit the soft, kleptocratic underbelly of dictatorships, and revive America's degraded democracy. Ill Winds offers concrete, deeply informed suggestions to fight polarization, reduce the influence of money in politics, and make every vote count. In 2020, freedom's last line of defense still remains "We the people."

Ill Winds
  • Author : Larry Diamond
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-06-11

*Shortlisted for the 2020 Arthur Ross Book Award* From America’s leading scholar of democracy, a personal, passionate call to action against the rising authoritarianism that challenges our world order—and the very value of liberty Larry Diamond has made it his life's work to secure democracy's future by understanding its

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Ill Winds
  • Author : Larry Diamond
  • Publisher : Penguin Books
  • Release Date : 2020-04-14

From America's leading scholar of democracy,a personal, passionate call to action against the rising authoritarianism that challenges our world order--and the very value of liberty Larry Diamond has made it his life's work to secure democracy's future by understanding its past and by advising dissidents fighting autocracy around the

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Ill Winds
  • Author : Larry Diamond
  • Publisher : Penguin Press
  • Release Date : 2019

"From America's leading scholar of democracy, the definitive exploration of today's dangerously rising wave of authoritarianism, from Asia to America--and a personal, passionate call to action that shows us how to restore U.S. democracy and global leadership. Larry Diamond has made it his life's work both to study democracy

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Ill Wind
  • Author : Rachel Caine
  • Publisher : Allison & Busby
  • Release Date : 2011-01-24

Some Weather Wardens control fire, others control earth, water, or wind – and the most powerful can control more than one element. Without Wardens, Mother Nature would wipe humanity off the face of the earth... Joanne Baldwin is a Weather Warden. Usually, all it takes is a wave of her hand

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Ill Wind
  • Author : Nevada Barr
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2004

The ruins of Colorado's Mesa Verde National Park provide a place of solace for Anna Pigeon until their beauty is tainted by death.

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Heaven s Breath
  • Author : Lyall Watson
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Release Date : 2019-08-13

Wind is everywhere and nowhere. Wind is the circulatory system of the earth, and its nervous system, too. Energy and information flow through it. It brings warmth and water, enriches and strips away the soil, aerates the globe. Wind shapes the lives of animals, humans among them. Trade follows the

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Central Asia and the New Global Economy  Critical Problems  Critical Choices
  • Author : Boris Z. Rumer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-07-23

Central Asia's new states have been buffeted by financial ill winds from East Asia and Russia and by Islamic revolutionary movements from the south. In the context of widespread and deepening impoverishment, endemic corruption, gaping inequalities, and external pressures to undertake difficult reforms, economic crisis threatens to expand into profoundly

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The Wind on the Moon
  • Author : Eric Linklater
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Release Date : 2011-09-07

WINNER OF THE CARNEGIE MEDAL Major Palfrey is leaving for the wars, and he tells his two girls, Dinah and Dorinda, to be good while he is gone. But the sisters aren’t sure they can be. As Dorinda explains, “When we think we are behaving well, some grown-up person

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The Spirit of Democracy
  • Author : Larry Diamond
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2008-01-08

One of America's preeminent experts on democracy charts the future prospects for freedom around the world in the aftermath of Iraq and deepening authoritarianism Over three decades, the world was transformed. In 1974, nearly three-quarters of all countries were dictatorships; today, more than half are democracies. Yet recent efforts to promote

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The Winds of War
  • Author : Herman Wouk
  • Publisher : Back Bay Books
  • Release Date : 2008-11-15

Like no other masterpiece of historical fiction, Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II is the great novel of America's Greatest Generation. Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events, as well as all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II, as it immerses us

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Democracies Divided
  • Author : Thomas Carothers,Andrew O'Donohue
  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-24

“A must-read for anyone concerned about the fate of contemporary democracies.”—Steven Levitsky, co-author of How Democracies Die Why divisions have deepened and what can be done to heal them As one part of the global democratic recession, severe political polarization is increasingly afflicting old and new democracies alike, producing

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Advancing Democracy Abroad
  • Author : Michael McFaul
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2010

In Advancing Democracy Abroad, McFaul explains how democracy provides a more accountable system of government, greater economic prosperity, and better security compared with other systems of government. He then shows how Americans have benefited from the advance of democracy abroad in the past, and speculates about security, economic, and moral

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Environmental Impacts of Wind Energy Projects
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology,Committee on Environmental Impacts of Wind-Energy Projects
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2007-08-27

The generation of electricity by wind energy has the potential to reduce environmental impacts caused by the use of fossil fuels. Although the use of wind energy to generate electricity is increasing rapidly in the United States, government guidance to help communities and developers evaluate and plan proposed wind-energy projects

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Love You Forever
  • Author : Robert N. Munsch
  • Publisher : Firefly Books
  • Release Date : 1986

As her son grows up from little boy to adult man, a mother secretly rocks him each night as he sleeps.

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Petals on the Wind
  • Author : V.C. Andrews
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-02-08

On the heels of the successful Lifetime TV version of Flowers in the Attic comes the TV movie tie-in edition of Petals On the Wind, the second book in the captivating Dollanganger saga. Forbidden love comes into full bloom. For three years they were kept hidden in the eaves of

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