The Death of Democracy (Hardback)
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The Death of Democracy (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 29/03/2018
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Based on new and award-winning research, and recently discovered archival material, The Death of Democracy explores one of the great questions in all of human history: what caused the fall of one of the most progressive governments in twentieth-century Europe, and the rise of the most terrifying?

Drawing on extraordinary individual stories to illustrate its broader arguments, this revelatory new account presents a panoramic portrait of Germany at a turning point, focusing on the global dimension of the Nazi phenomenon as part of a widespread reaction against a world order of triumphant, cosmopolitan liberal democracy and capitalism after the First World War.

This was a world situation that pushed its opponents to embrace authoritarianism, nationalism and economic self-sufficiency, kick-starting a revolution reliant upon the innovative exploitation of new media technologies, and the formidable political and self-promotional skills of its leader.

Based on award-winning research and recently discovered archival material, The Death of Democracy is an authoritative and panoramic new survey of one of the most pivotal periods in modern history, and a book with a clear and important message for the world today.

'Intelligent, well-informed... intriguing. Hett provides a lesson about the fragility of democracy and the danger of that complacent belief that liberal institutions will always protect us.' - The Times

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9781785151538
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 29 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Brilliant. A timely reminder of the fragility of democracy and the dangers of extreme nationalism.' - Nikolaus Wachsmann, author of KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps

'Intelligent, well-informed... intriguing.' - The Times

'Intelligent, well-informed... intriguing. Hett provides a lesson about the fragility of democracy and the danger of that complacent belief that liberal institutions will always protect us.' - Gerard DeGroot, The Times

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