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  • 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

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