Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Democracy is in trouble, despite popular uprisings and dynamic social movements in Lebanon, Hong Kong and across Europe and Latin America. Scholars say countries across the globe are experiencing a rise in autocratic rule, with declines in democratic ideals and practice.
Autocratic rule " also known as authoritarianism " is when one leader or political party exercises complete power to govern a country and its people. ...
In the old days, autocrats often came to or retained power through military coups and violent crackdowns. Now the shift from democracy to autocracy is slower and less obvious. ...
I've learned that today's leaders with authoritarian tendencies aren't just interested in using brute force to rise to power. They are smarter, more resilient and can adjust their methods to take account of new developments, like modern technologies and a globalized economy.
Here are some of the newest tactics used by would-be authoritarians:...
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