"Given the right conditions, any society can turn against democracy. Indeed, if history is anything to go by, all societies eventually will."
Finally got around to reading 's piece in the current issue of . It's undoubtedly one of the best things written about authoritarian populism in the last years. Do yourself a favor and read it now.
MUST READ this terrific, complex, personal and heartbreaking piece about what went wrong in Eastern Europe. One takeaway is that people who know they might not do so well in meritocracies tend not to mind autocracies.
⁩ never disappoints: deep research, historical context, lucid thinking and beautiful writing. Her article in the current issue of ⁦⁩ is a must read.
Do yourself a favor and read 's new piece in . It's a long, thoughtful look at the new authoritarianism, which isn't really new, and how a world you thought you understood - & friends you thought you knew - go down radical paths
This is such a riveting article by ➡️ Indeed it is all happening in France: the irrevocable split between former political friends; the incapacity to rally the country together following the terrorist attacks in 2014 & 2015; the xenophobia
Been haunted by this piece all day. Must read —-> offers a warning from Europe
Somebody asked so I am answering. Here is the best article I read this year.
More than anything else I've read, this brilliant essay by helped me see the big picture of what we're now living through.
This story is beautifully written and genuinely frightening. "Given the right conditions, any society can turn against democracy. Indeed, if history is anything to go by, all societies eventually will."
A Warning From Europe: Any society can turn against #democracy. Polarization. Conspiracy theories. Attacks on the free press. An obsession with loyalty. Recent events in the US follow a pattern Europeans know all too well. Must-read by
This piece is really thought provoking: Polarization. Conspiracy theories. Attacks on the free press. An obsession with loyalty. Recent events in the United States follow a pattern Europeans know all too well. offers a warning from Europe
Polarization. Conspiracy theories. Attacks on the free press. An obsession with loyalty. Recent events in the United States follow a pattern Europeans know all too well. offers a warning from Europe
In I recently explained why conspiracy theories are so useful to would-be authoritarians
Look, this is the best — and most important — article I have read in 2018. For what I care about, anyway: democracy and the press. I won't even try to summarize it. By in .
"Given the right conditions, any society can turn against democracy. Indeed, if history is anything to go by, all societies eventually will."
A clarion call from the prescient . A sobering look at the collapse of democracy in #Poland and beyond. An eloquent if frightening warning that ALL democracies are brittle, including American Democracy, & that they usually wither from within.
My cover story from last fall, edited by
One of many shocking elements of the authoritarian turn in #Poland & #Hungary is the resurgence of rampant&shameless #Antisemitism . Emotion over rational thought, conspiracy theories, a common enemy: this is how democracy is eroded. By
This article by delivers painful truth, sensitively and unflinchingly. It is especially painful (and truthful) on the separation of friends. The article is a big achievement, an explainer of the age -- something to point to, years from now.
. offers a warning from Europe
‘Nobody can be rich in Hungary without having some relation to the prime minister.’
I want this essay to become a book, please
Polarization. Conspiracy theories. Attacks on the free press. An obsession with loyalty. Recent events in the United States follow a pattern Europeans know all too well. offers a warning from Europe
I should have said that 's recent article on Poland and Hungary as models for Trump's US is one of the best things I've read in months
MUST read in this month's - Polarization. Conspiracy theories. Attacks on free press. An obsession with loyalty. Recent events in United States follow a pattern Europeans know all too well. offers a warning from Europe: #Syria
"At one point I went upstairs [at a party], learned that Boris Yeltsin had resigned, wrote a brief column for a British newspaper, then went back downstairs and had another glass of wine.”
I still think about this essay, published last year, all the time. I don't think I've read anything that better explains what we're living through.
A fantastic piece by on the Dreyfus moment that Poland, Hungary and Europe as a whole is going through.
Polarization. Conspiracy theories. Attacks on the free press. An obsession with loyalty. Recent events in the United States follow a pattern Europeans know all too well. offers a warning from Europe
Retweeting this must read piece again because it is the single best piece I've read on so many aspects of our current situation.
📣 Many in my TL have already shared 's must-read on illiberal politics in Europe. It's my turn to insist: read it. Print it if you're not a fan of long reads on screen, or listen to the audio version —but take an hour and do read it 👇
Dnes v Respektu najdete fantastickou esej od o budoucnosti svobody. Nejdelší text, co jsme zatím publikovali. Pokud byste nechtěli podpořit Respekt, tady máte v angličtině zdarma ke čtení.
Ellies 2019: nominated in Essays and Criticism category for “A Warning From Europe,” by #ellies
It will take a bit of time, but be sure to read this piece from which ran under the print headline, "A Warning from Europe":
Today on , Terry talks with columnist about her new article in . Listen at noon and read the article here
This essay is a good example of that. But history is always new, and the old categories not only useless but actually deceptive
This article is unnerving but invaluable. I'm convinced America's explicit embrace of "melting pot," "e pluribus unum," & similar unifying maxims was profoundly wise--and that efforts to undermine them are profoundly dangerous.
I enjoyed and learned from this essay on populism and Poland and Hungary by ⁦⁩. I like the Dreyfus analogy, which fits better than the 1930s. But I still don’t buy that this is coming to the US.
Lesson on democratic erosion from Poland & Hungary: Don't underestimate the appeal of conspiracy theories, information closure, resentment, & ethnic nationalism over the ideals of liberal democracy. Disturbing stuff.
A Warning From Europe by : Leave No Dark Corner: The Untold Story of NotPetya, the Most Devastating Cyberattack in History via :
This essay in the latest issue of is just extraordinary. Read it
This piece by manages to combine incisive commentary with excellent storytelling.
Polarization. Conspiracy theories. Attacks on the free press. An obsession with loyalty. Recent events in the United States follow a pattern Europeans know all too well. offers a warning from Europe
Polarization. Conspiracy theories. Attacks on the free press. An obsession with loyalty. Recent events in the United States follow a pattern Europeans know all too well. offers a warning from Europe
‘The language used by the European radical right—the demand for “revolution” against “elites,” the dreams of “cleansing” violence and an apocalyptic cultural clash—is eerily similar to the language once used by the European radical left.’
argues here for inherent instability of liberal democracy, w/ level playing field where talent prevails. 2400 years after the Republic & it's still playing out.
Friendship in the time of partisanship: We're discussing this amazing article by in the on latest podcast. Advance reading before we post Tuesday!
Such a gripping article by in latest - and yes it can happen here (is happening here)
.⁦⁩: A Warning From Europe: The Worst Is Yet to Come
It made me think about a lot of things, not least being this exceptional piece by
This is superb. Polarization in Poland: A Warning From Europe - The Atlantic
For those who want to know more about Polish state television, which is continuing to manipulate this story, its director is profiled in this piece
Not saying you do, but if you want to know how I see things: This piece speaks for me on the state of American democracy this on democracy in Europe this, my own writing, on the press and politics in the U.S.
.: a warning from Europe, the worst is yet to come
Anne Applebaum on 'the medium-sized lie' - the technique used by modern would-be despots, in order to undermine liberal democracy.
A Warning from Europe: The Worst Is Yet to Come: Polarization. Conspiracy theories. Attacks on the free press. An obsession with loyalty. Recent events in the United States follow a pattern Europeans know all too well. by
Superb essay by ⁦⁩ on the ebbing away of liberal democracy in Poland and Hungary and the precarious status of Enlightenment values across the West.
A fascinating essay: "A Warning From #Europe: The Worst Is Yet to Come," by
Wow this piece in is so profound. The losers in "meritocracies" that lack sufficient upwrd mobility support illiberal criteria 4 political power. Think traditionalist Trump voters & anti-speech college kids fr marginalized grps
Superb, disturbing, piece from Anne Applebaum on how liberal democracy is collapsing in Poland and Hungary, and how the US may be following the same trajectory. Long, but worth it.
some background here (warning: it's rather long)
A Warning From Europe: The Worst Is Yet to Come
“I’ve found the explanation for populism. I’m just too committed to excellence for my batty old friends and their shithole countries”
This is a terrifying read. Polarization. Conspiracy theories. Attacks on the free press. An obsession with loyalty. Recent events in the United States follow a pattern Europeans know all too well. offers a warning from Europe
Polarization. Conspiracy theories. Attacks on the free press. An obsession with loyalty. Recent events in the United States follow a pattern Europeans know all too well. offers a warning from Europe
Polarization. Conspiracy theories. Attacks on the free press. An obsession with loyalty. Recent events in the United States follow a pattern Europeans know all too well. offers a warning from Europe
Polarization. Conspiracy theories. Attacks on the free press. An obsession with loyalty. Recent events in the United States follow a pattern Europeans know all too well. offers a warning from Europe
Strongly recommend this article by . Focused on Poland, but informative of much more general trends in Europe.
Anne Applebaum has a sad but essential article about the divisions in Poland, and the death of the center. IT applies to the U.S. also, where the same splits among once friends divide the pro and anti-Trump sides
enjoyed meeting with in Portland last night, and was reminded of this very moving essay from
Compelling long read in by : "Given the right conditions, any society can turn against democracy. Indeed, if history is anything to go by, all societies eventually will."
"Given the right conditions, any society can turn against democracy. Indeed, if history is anything to go by, all societies eventually will." Great read.
This by is as magnificent as it is depressing
Polarization. Conspiracy theories. Attacks on the free press. An obsession with loyalty. Recent events in the United States follow a pattern Europeans know all too well. offers a warning from Europe
Polarization. Conspiracy theories. Attacks on the free press. An obsession with loyalty. Recent events in the United States follow a pattern Europeans know all too well. offers a warning from Europe
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