New and Recommended Politics

What in the world is going on? Our pick of new titles in politics, economics and current affairs.

How Democracy Ends

David Runciman

From the publisher:

‘Scintillating ... thought-provoking ... one of the very best of the great crop of recent books on the subject.’ Andrew Rawnsley, Observer Democracy has died hundreds of ...

How to be a Fascist: A Manual

Michela Murgia, translated by Alex Valente

From the publisher:

Democracy is difficult, flawed and unstable. It involves barely distinguishable political parties taking part in lengthy, overcomplicated and expensive decision-making ...

Catch and Kill

Ronan Farrow

From the publisher:

In a dramatic account of violence and espionage, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent ...

Becoming Nigerian: A Guide

Elnathan John

From the publisher:

A satirical collection that takes a searing look at how different forms of power are abused, negotiated and performed in Nigeria, both in the private and public realm.