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Tyranny of the Minority: How American Democracy Came to the Breaking Point

Tyranny Levitsky

Monday, April 17, 2023

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

True North Classroom, Stephen Robert ’62 Hall, 280 Brook Street

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Join Steven Levitsky who will be discussing his upcoming book Tyranny of the Minority: Why American Democracy Reached the Breaking Point.

Steven Levitsky is David Rockefeller Professor of Latin American Studies and Professor of Government at Harvard University. He is also Director of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard. His research focuses on democratization and authoritarianism, political parties, and weak and informal institutions, with a focus on in Latin America. He is co-author (with Daniel Ziblatt) of How Democracies Die, which was a New York Times Best-Seller and was published in 25 languages. He has written or edited 11 other books, including Transforming Labor-Based Parties in Latin America: Argentine Peronism in Comparative Perspective (Cambridge University Press 2003), Competitive Authoritarianism: Hybrid Regimes after the Cold War (with Lucan Way) (Cambridge University Press, 2010), Revolution and Dictatorship: The Violent Origins of Durable Authoritarianism (with Lucan Way) (Princeton University Press, 2022), and most recently, Tyranny of the Minority: Why American Democracy Reached the Breaking Point (with Daniel Ziblatt) (Crown Publishers, forthcoming). He and Lucan Way are currently working on a book on democratic survival across the world.

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