Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt are professors of government at Harvard University. Levitsky’s research focuses on Latin America and the developing world. He is the author of Competitive Authoritarianism and is the recipient of numerous teaching awards. Ziblatt studies Europe from the nineteenth century to the present. He is the author of, most recently, Conservative Parties and the Birth of Democracy. Both Levitsky and Ziblatt have written for Vox and the New York Times, among other publications.