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The Narrow Corridor by Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson

The Narrow Corridor

States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty

Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson

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1 review

Imprint: Viking
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 26 Sep 2019
ISBN: 9780241314296

This powerful new big-picture framework explains how some countries develop towards and provide liberty while others fall to despotism or anarchy - and explains how liberty can thrive

4 stars out of 5
Jay Elwes
9 Nov 2019

"In the context of our troubled times, it reads like a warning."

‘The defining characteristic of populist movements,’ the authors write, as they turn to the present day, ‘is their refusal to accept constraints and compromise… They are about creating new dominances, not ending them.’ It’s a line that will resonate uneasily with the British reader, as will the remark that ‘even if claiming to represent the people, populist movements will ultimately lead to despotism’. This is an important book. It is also an unsettling one. In the context of our troubled times, it reads like a warning.