With the rise of mostly right-wing populism around the globe, democracy is in retreat. Last year, more countries became less free than freer for the 13th consecutive year, Freedom House says. Larry Diamond, one of the world’s leading scholars of democracy, joins Greg to explain what he calls a “global democratic recession,” his new book Ill Winds, and why he believes we may be approaching a new progressive era.


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Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution & Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

Author, Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese                                            Ambition and American Complacency



Executive Director, Institute of Current World Affairs

Journalist, author of Russians: The People Behind the Power



The Cable is produced by Rebecca Picard.