Prophesying, with accents terrible, of dire combustion and confused events new hatched to th’ woeful time.
The Washington Post: "Authoritarianism is surging — Can liberal democracy fight back?" by Carlos Lozada
Writing in The Washington Post, Carlos Lozada reviews two new books on the threats to liberal democracy: Liberalism and Its Discontents by Francis Fukuyama and The Age of the Strongman by Gideon Rachma:
warring cultures and distant poles are the recurring metaphors for our
politics, genteel calls for moderation may seem quaint. When
authoritarian impulses are ascendant, wishing for self-restraint can
feel foolish, a denial of reality and an abdication of responsibility.
what if moderation and restraint — the acceptance of limits in
political life — are not just the right thing, but really all that is
left to try?