Tucson Festival of Books

Steven Levitsky



Stephanie Mitchell

Stuart and Andy Shatken

America is moving, if awkwardly, toward a multiracial democracy, something rarely seen anywhere in the world.  In their previous book, "How Democracies Die," Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt clearly describe how this happens going back to the 1930s. In their new book, "Tyranny of the Minority," they explain how the prospect of this change has created a serious backlash, threatening our political foundations. And, yes, they offer ideas of what we can do to keep this from happening. Steve Levistky will be at the Tucson Festival of Books for the second time!


Scheduled events:
Democratic Norms Under Pressure
Many of American democracy's cornerstones are under assault. Influential forces including Christian nationalists, politicians and the Supreme Court are bending and sometimes modifying established norms and rules. Facts and precedent are being ignored. Values are under pressure to change. How successful are these groups and how far will they go? These experts weigh in.

Student Union Gallagher Theater (Seats 337)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Steven Levitsky, Miles Taylor, Stephen Vladeck
Moderator: Judy Brown
Influencers' Tug of War
In the Democratic party, “The Rebels” like Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are the economic populists pushing for social improvements while the GOP insists on a return to the “good ol’ days.” Throw in the influence of Fox News and other more extreme media outlets and we have an often chaotic political landscape where progress is minimal.

Integrated Learning Center Room 120 (Seats 300, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Joshua Green, Steven Levitsky, Brian Stelter
Moderator: Christopher Conover

Books:
Tyranny of the Minority
Why American Democracy Reached the Breaking Point
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Crown
September 2023
ISBN 9780593443071
384 pages
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How Democracies Die
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Crown
January 2019
ISBN 9781524762940
320 pages