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July 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

An Evening with Anne Applebaum


Books & Books


July 25
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Temple Beth Am
5950 N. Kendall Drive
Pinecrest, FL 33156 United States
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The Books & Books Literary Foundation, George P. Hanley Democracy Center at the University of Miami, and the Hub at Temple Beth Am present…


discussing Autocracy, Inc.


Thursday, July 25th, 7:30 PM

Address: Frankel Center for Performing Arts at the Hub at Temple Beth Am | 5950 N. Kendall Drive, Pinecrest, FL 33156.


The Books & Books Literary Foundation, George P. Hanley Democracy Center at the University of Miami, and the Hub are delighted to host Pulitzer-prize winning, New York Times bestselling author, Anne Applebaum for Autocracy, Inc.: The Dictators Who Want to Run the World (Doubleday). 

Each ticket admits up to two (2) guests into the venue and includes one (1) copy of AUTOCRACY, INC.

About the Book:

From the Pulitzer-prize winning, New York Times bestselling author, an alarming account of how autocracies work together to undermine the democratic world, and how we should organize to defeat them

We think we know what an autocratic state looks like: There is an all-powerful leader at the top. He controls the police. The police threaten the people with violence. There are evil collaborators, and maybe some brave dissidents.

But in the 21st century, that bears little resemblance to reality. Nowadays, autocracies are underpinned not by one dictator, but by sophisticated networks composed of kleptocratic financial structures, surveillance technologies, and professional propagandists, all of which operate across multiple regimes, from China to Russia to Iran. Corrupt companies in one country do business with corrupt companies in another. The police in one country can arm and train the police in another, and propagandists share resources and themes, pounding home the same messages about the weakness of democracy and the evil of America.

International condemnation and economic sanctions cannot move the autocrats. Even popular opposition movements, from Venezuela to Hong Kong to Moscow, don’t stand a chance. The members of Autocracy, Inc, aren’t linked by a unifying ideology, like communism, but rather a common desire for power, wealth, and impunity. In this urgent treatise, which evokes George Kennan’s essay calling for “containment” of the Soviet Union, Anne Applebaum calls for the democracies to fundamentally reorient their policies to fight a new kind of threat.

About the Author:

After seventeen years as a columnist at The Washington Post, Anne Applebaum became a staff writer at The Atlantic in January 2020. She is the author of five critically acclaimed and award-winning books: Twilight of DemocracyRed Famine, Iron Curtain, Between East and West, and Gulag, winner of the Pulitzer Prize. She divides her time between Poland, where her husband is foreign minister, and Washington, D.C.