America’s Authoritarians: The US political divide – Part 1 | People and Power

With guns in their hands and faith in God at their side, many Republicans in the United States continue to believe that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump. As a result, the country remains deeply divided over the last contest for the White House - and the violent attempts at the Capitol that followed to overturn the result.… Continue lendo America’s Authoritarians: The US political divide – Part 1 | People and Power

Generation Putin | DW Documentary

Vladimir Putin came to power as Russian millennials were coming into the world. Everything they know about their homeland has been shaped by Putin’s authoritarian regime. Some revere him. But others long for democratic change. Boris Yeltsin stood down as the first President of the Russian Federation on New Year’s Eve 1999, just hours before… Continue lendo Generation Putin | DW Documentary

Nayib Bukele: The World’s Coolest Dictator | Vice on Showtime

El Salvador's president, Nayib Bukele, owes his popularity to a decline in gang violence. But true to Bukele's persona, the achievement appears to be all public relations. David Noriega travels to El Salvador to find the truth behind the supposed achievements of its millennial president. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xmRaaVkvd8 Related: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EP9h8udyleI Can gang warfare in El Salvador ever… Continue lendo Nayib Bukele: The World’s Coolest Dictator | Vice on Showtime

How to build an authoritarian regime (and how to stop one) — Timothy SNYDER

People are overwhelmed by new ideas brought upon by new technologies. Could new media—like the internet—ruin the world before rebuilding it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_fcX6zIu44 Get ready for a rocky century: there was 150 years after the book was invented before the Great Enlightenment. Timothy Snyder is the Levin Professor of History at Yale University and the author… Continue lendo How to build an authoritarian regime (and how to stop one) — Timothy SNYDER

Why Russia gets more nationalistic under Putin | VPRO Documentary

Why does Russia get more nationalistic under Putin? Why is nationalism in Russia a big topic? And what is modern Russia under Putin pursuing for a strategy? Dutch journalist and Russia expert Jelle Brandt Corstius tries to find out who is pushing the forces behind Putin's desire for expansion and why people in Russia are… Continue lendo Why Russia gets more nationalistic under Putin | VPRO Documentary

Why are autocrats popular? – Assault on democracy | DW Documentary

A wave of authoritarianism is churning from East to West and assailing civil society. Autocrats are threatening democracy, while their regimes portray NGOs as Trojan horses for foreign interference. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWOlugUj4Qk The resurgence of authoritarianism is impacting countries across the globe, no matter what their form of government. "In the Crosshairs of the State" documents this… Continue lendo Why are autocrats popular? – Assault on democracy | DW Documentary

“De Maistre, Baudelaire, and Original Sin: between Tyranny and Heresy as Radical Freedom” – Joseph ACQUISTO

"Freedom is the supreme good only for those animated by the will to heresy."Cioran, Syllogismes de l'amertume The high stakes of any modern or contemporary discussion of original sin immediately become apparent: quickly divorced from questions of belief, original sin becomes the base of a political theology that veers toward tyranny. The authoritarian conclusions fall back, however, into a… Continue lendo “De Maistre, Baudelaire, and Original Sin: between Tyranny and Heresy as Radical Freedom” – Joseph ACQUISTO