July 9, 2014

Are the Authoritarians Winning?

Michael Ignatieff, New York Review of Books

The Associated Press

In the 1930s travelers returned from Mussolini’s Italy, Stalin’s Russia, and Hitler’s Germany praising the hearty sense of common purpose they saw there, compared to which their own democracies seemed weak, inefficient, and pusillanimous.

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