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Ece Temelkuran: How to Lose a Country

One of Europe’s most respected political thinkers, Turkish journalist Ece Temelkuran discusses How to Lose a Country: The 7 Steps from Democracy to Dictatorship, a field guide to spotting the insidious patterns and mechanisms of a rising populist wave, in conversation with Sally Warhaft. Weaving memoir, history and argument, she delivers an impassioned warning that populism and nationalism creep into government rather than arriving fully formed, while identifying the tools to root them out. This podcast is for anyone who thinks it couldn’t happen here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

58mins

27 Nov 2019

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