People Who Read People: A Behavior and Psychology Podcast

Why does democracy fall apart and authoritarianism rise?, with Thomas Carothers

November 13, 2020 Zachary Elwood Episode 31
People Who Read People: A Behavior and Psychology Podcast
Why does democracy fall apart and authoritarianism rise?, with Thomas Carothers
Show Notes

An interview with Thomas Carothers, an expert on foreign policy, democracy, and political polarization. He is co-author/editor of the book Democracies Divided, a summary of the national situations of several extremely polarized countries, including the U.S., Turkey, India, Poland, Kenya, and Brazil. I ask Carothers about what he views as the root psychological and social causes of extreme polarization, the erosion of democracy, and the rise of authoritarian leaders. For more about this podcast, see www.readingpokertells.video/blog.