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Anne Applebaum, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of 'Gulag: a History', is joined by fellow writer Elif Shafak to reflect on democracy, populism and the parting of friends at this event inspired by her most recent book.

In 'Twilight of Democracy: The Failure of Politics and the Parting of Friends', Applebaum traces the history of our polarised political moment back to the fall of the Berlin Wall and charts the ways that solidarity and friendship have given way to souring relationships and rising extremism. She asks if we have lost the ability to forge and maintain friendships with those who hold opposing political views.

Applebaum’s other books include 'Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956', which won the Cundill Prize, and 'Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine', which won the Lionel Gelber and Duff Cooper Prizes. She is a columnist for The Atlantic and a senior fellow of the Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University. She divides her time between Britain, Poland and the USA.

Copies of 'Twilight of Democracy' are available to buy as an optional add-on for £9.99 (inc. postage). Please note books can only be shipped to UK addresses.

Please note this event is captioned and available on demand for 7 days.

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