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"As Trump's presidency begins its second year and with Michael Wolff's book ... topping best-seller lists, dozens more books about everything from civil liberties to fears of autocracy are scheduled to come out in 2018," AP's Hillel Italie writes:

"Books of 'resistance' will include guides to activism, reflections on democracy, investigations of Russian interference in last year’s election and legal analysis, along with poetry and fiction."

  • "Trump’s election revived interest in such classic Dystopian novels as '1984' and 'The Handmaid’s Tale.'"
  • "[A]n upcoming compilation, 'It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art,' .. uses narrative as a form of social consciousness. The book, which will help support the [ACLU], includes original material by such popular authors as Neil Gaiman and Mary Higgins Clark."

Several new works will address challenges to the government:

  • “How Democracies Die,” by Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, traces the demise of political rights in countries around the world.
  • David Frum’s “Trumpocracy” warns against the “complacent optimism” that American politics are immune from fatal damage.
  • Amy Siskind’s “The List” compiles her widely read online annal of breaks from democratic tradition during 2017.
  • Timothy Snyder is following his best-selling “On Tyranny,” a brief handbook about signs of authoritarianism, with “The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America.”

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