Post Truth : Peak Bullshit - and What we can Do About It, by Evan Davis

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How did we get to a place where bullshit is not just rife, but apparently so effective that it has become the communications strategy of our times? Written with the generous intelligent and wry humour that admirers of his broadcasting will recognise. Essential  reading for anyone involved in communication. 

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Twilight of Democracy, by Anne Applebaum

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Twilight of Democracy : The Failure of Politics and the Parting of Friends

by Anne Applebaum Hardback

  •  224 pages
  • Publisher:Penguin Books Ltd
  • Imprint:Allen Lane
  • ISBN:9780241419717
  • Published:21 Jul 2020
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  • Anne Applebaum is a leading historian of communism and a penetrating investigator of contemporary politics. Here she sets her sights on the big question, one with which she herself has been deeply engaged in both Europe and America: how did our democracy go wrong? This extraordinary document, written with urgency, intelligence and understanding, is her answer.

Analysis, reportage and memoir, Twilight of Democracy fearlessly tells the shameful story of a political generation gone bad. In the years just before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall, people from across the political spectrum in Europe and America celebrated a great achievement, felt a common purpose and, very often, forged personal friendships. Yet over the following decades the euphoria evaporated, the common purpose and centre ground gradually disappeared, extremism rose once more and eventually - as this book compellingly relates - the relationships soured too.

Anne Applebaum traces this history in an unfamiliar way, looking at the trajectories of individuals caught up in the public events of the last three decades. When politics becomes polarized, which side do you back? If you are a journalist, an intellectual, a civic leader, how do you deal with the re-emergence of authoritarian or nationalist ideas in your country? When your leaders appropriate history, or pedal conspiracies, or eviscerate the media and the judiciary, do you go along with it?Twilight of Democracy is an essay that combines the personal and the political in an original way and brings a fresh understanding to the dynamics of public life in Europe and America, both now and in the recent past.
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The Gatekeeper by Kate Fall, hardback ( March 2020)

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Kate Fall was one of David Cameron’s closest advisors for 11 years. A very personal portrait of life behind the scenes. 

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Burned, by Sam McBride ( paperback, Oct 2019)

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The investigative journalist Sam McBride takes an analytical and thorough look at the RHI scandal that  engulfed Stormont. Well written. 

02.11.2019 Please note this book is in high demand and is currently reprinting - please check before ordering that we have it in stock. *currently stock due 11 Nov* We will gladly add you to the wait list. 

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Wounds: A Memoir of War and Love, by Feargal Keane ( paperback )

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Feargal covers the story of his own family history and prompts reflections on what it means to kill for a cause, and how to reconcile history and war with moving forward. A thoughtful and powerful read. 

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The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis

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From the bestselling author of The Big Short. Michael Lewis shines his spotlight on what happens, or might happen, if those people in power, just decide to ‘not show up’ It’s a fast and riveting read about how constancy in administration needs to actually deliver for the country, and how in this Trump era that may not be happening.

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If Only They Didn’t Speak English, by Jon Sopel

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BBC correspondent in Washington, Jon Sopel brings his own insight to the question of what is going on in US politics since the arrival of Trump. He paints an interesting view and is extremely readable. 

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Yes We ( Still) Can - Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter and Trump (paperback)

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How did we go from Obama to Trump - and can the tide be turned back? Dan Pfeiffer was communications director for Obama.. his is a funny, thoughtful and humble recollection of his time on the front line of politics.

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How Democracy Ends, by David Runciman (paperback, Apr 2019)

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David Runciman is one of the UK’s leading professors of politics. Here he surveys the political landscape of the West, helping us to spot the new signs of a collapsing democracy and advising us of what might happen next.

We think we know what that looks like: chaos descends and the military arrives to restore order, until the people can be trusted to look after their own affairs again. However, there is a danger that this picture is out of date. Until very recently, most citizens of Western democracies would have imagined that the end was a long way off, and very few would have thought it might be happening before their eyes as Trump, Brexit and paranoid populism have become a reality.

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21 Lessons for the 21st Century, by Yuval Noah Harari ( paperback)

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 Now available as £9.99 paperback ( August 2019) 

**THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER**Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus looked to the future. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century explores the present.

How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? What should we teach our children? Yuval Noah Harari takes us on a thrilling journey through today's most urgent issues. The golden thread running through his exhilarating new book is the challenge of maintaining our collective and individual focus in the face of constant and disorienting change. Are we still capable of understanding the world we have created?

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