Backsliding democracies

Authoritarian governments are bad enough but it is disturbing when we have ‘backsliding democracies’ where countries actually choose authoritarian leaders in elections, as John Oliver points out in a survey of the current trend around the globe. He looks at the characteristics of authoritarian societies before getting to the issue of whether the US is one or heading towards becoming one.


  1. Kevin Dugan says

    He missed what I feel is a key question: Who is funding the rise of authoritarian leaders in major democracies?

  2. seachange says

    The Russian dude wasn’t entirely wrong, according to Wikipedia article Legality of bestiality by country or territory

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