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Authoritarianism or Democracy?

Federal troops are sent to Portland, Oregon, without the consent of the the mayor or the governor. Refusing to identify themselves, the troops pull peaceful protesters off the streets and into unmarked vehicles and spirit them away. They fire rubber bullets and tear gas cannisters […]

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Moving Towards “Illiberal Democracy”

Presentation by Van Gosse at a webinar “Authoritarianism and Democracy“, June 29, 2020.  Watch video of the presentation and discussion We should be clear at the outset:  the U.S. has never lived up to the core premises of liberal or parliamentary democracy, which are: the rule […]