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How to Lose a Country

(2019)
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'This is essential' Margaret Atwood on Twitter

'She's one of the most acute and perceptive analysts of the furtive growth of fascism. Everyone should know about this' Philip Pullman

'Vibrates with outrage' The Times

'It couldn't happen here'

Ece Temelkuran heard reasonable people in America say it the night Trump's election was soundtracked by chants of 'Build that wall.'

She heard reasonable people in Britain say it the night of the Brexit vote.

She heard reasonable people in Turkey say it as Erdoan rigged elections, rebuilt the economy around cronyism, and labelled his opposition as terrorists.

How to Lose a Country is an impassioned plea, a warning to the world that populism and nationalism don't march fully-formed into government; they creep. Award winning author and journalist Ece Temelkuran, identifies the early-warning signs of this phenomenon, sprouting up across the world from Eastern Europe to South America, in order to define a global pattern, and arm the reader with the tools to root it out.

Proposing alternative, global answers to the pressing - and too often paralysing - poltical questions of our time, Temelkuran explores the insidious idea of 'real people', the infantilisation of language and debate, the way laughter can prove a false friend, and the dangers of underestimating one's opponent. She weaves memoir, history and clear-sighted argument into an urgent and eloquent defence of democracy.

No longer can the reasonable comfort themselves with 'it couldn't happen here.' It is happening. And soon it may be too late.



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May 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: How to Lose a Country: The 7 Steps from Democracy to Dictatorship
Author(s): Ece Temelkuran
ISBN: 0-00-834061-7 / 978-0-00-834061-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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January 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: How to Lose a Country: The 7 Steps from Democracy to Dictatorship
Author(s): Ece Temelkuran
ISBN: 0-00-829401-1 / 978-0-00-829401-4 (UK edition)
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Paperback Editions

July 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: How to Lose a Country: The 7 Steps from Democracy to Dictatorship
Author(s): Ece Temelkuran
ISBN: 0-00-829404-6 / 978-0-00-829404-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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February 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: How to Lose a Country: The 7 Steps from Democracy to Dictatorship
Author(s): Ece Temelkuran
ISBN: 0-00-829635-9 / 978-0-00-829635-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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Audio Editions

February 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: How to Lose a Country: The 7 Steps from Democracy to Dictatorship
Author(s): Ece Temelkuran
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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February 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: How to Lose a Country: The 7 Steps from Democracy to Dictatorship
Author(s): Ece Temelkuran
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: How to Lose a Country: The 7 Steps from Democracy to Dictatorship
Author(s): Ece Temelkuran
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: How to Lose a Country: The 7 Steps from Democracy to Dictatorship
Author(s): Ece Temelkuran
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


February 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: How to Lose a Country: The 7 Steps from Democracy to Dictatorship
Author(s): Ece Temelkuran
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU