As featured on Talking Politics

Every Thursday, in partnership with the London Review of Books, David Runciman chats to the most interesting people around – novelists, comedians, historians, philosophers, and even a few politicians – and asks them what they think is going on in politics. Brush up on the fate of democracy with this selection of books featured on recent episodes of the show.

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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 ...

The Wall

John Lanchester

From the publisher:

If he’s lucky, if nothing goes wrong, he only has two years of this, 729 more nights. The best thing that can happen is that he survives and gets off the Wall and never ...