Reviews

  • "This story of how Russia dismantled democracy, and the man who set its template for fake news, is chilling and persuasive ... unignorable... a disturbing and persuasive insight... Snyder's forensic examination of, for example the news cycle that followed the shooting down of flight MH17 makes essential reading ... Meticulously researched and footnoted."

    Observer
  • "One of the best…brisk, conceptually convincing account of democracy’s retreat in the early years of 21st century"

    Guardian
  • "Snyder’s central thesis is a strong one… Vividly and insightfully told."

    The Times
  • "A rollercoaster world calls for a news editor’s skills in processing facts and a philosopher’s ability to dissect ideologies. He has both."

    The Economist