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

Bolsonaro e o ataque à democracia – Steven LEVISTKY

Programa Roda Viva, TV Cultura, 19 de setembro de 2022 O Roda Viva desta semana discute as ameaças à democracia brasileira com o cientista político Steven Levitsky. Professor em Harvard, nos Estados Unidos, Levitsky é referência em estudos sobre a América Latina e um dos autores do best-seller Como as Democracias Morrem. Para Steven Levitsky,… Continue lendo Bolsonaro e o ataque à democracia – Steven LEVISTKY

“Autocrats feel increasingly threatened by democracy” – Kenneth Roth | HRW Chief

Agencia EFE, 13 January 2022 Autocratic regimes globally have been adopting defensive strategies amid widespread discontent and have used the pandemic to quell dissent, Kenneth Roth executive director of Human Rights Watch told Efe on occasion of the watchdog’s yearly report. QUESTION: Is there any reason to believe that democracy could topple existing dictatorships? ANSWER:… Continue lendo “Autocrats feel increasingly threatened by democracy” – Kenneth Roth | HRW Chief

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 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