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It’s got this increasingly authoritarian tendency, which is consolidating data and increasing surveillance, but it still has a strong civil society and a court system that’s pushing back.
That accusation carries all the more weight under Hong Kong’s newly authoritarian reality, where provoking by unlawful means “hatred” toward the government can amount to a crime of collusion with external elements, punishable by lengthy prison terms.
Recently, though, the country has veered down a more authoritarian path.
To do that, they must be clear about what their values are and why they differ from those of authoritarian regimes.
An LGBTQ activist in Belarus on Monday said she remains optimistic that nationwide protests will ultimately oust her country’s authoritarian president.
At stake is whether Hong Kong goes the way of East Berlin—completely taken over by a Communist dictatorship—or holds out, like West Berlin, as a free, if isolated, enclave in the shadow of an authoritarian power.
Alexander Lukashenko, the authoritarian leader of Belarus who came to power in 1994, has won his sixth presidential election.
The campaigning efforts of these three women in an authoritarian state like Belarus have been highly impressive.
In fact, their findings show that 1 in 3 Americans have, at some point in the last three years, supported some kind of authoritarian view, and only about 80 percent said it was very important to live in a democracy.
WHAT HAPPENED IN PORTLAND SHOWS JUST HOW FRAGILE OUR DEMOCRACY ISMAGGIE KOERTH (MAGGIE.KOERTH-BAKER@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)AUGUST 5, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
The move has led—at least in the West—to warnings of a global AI arms race and concerns about the growing reach of China’s authoritarian surveillance state.

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