The Revival of Authoritarianism


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Callsign: KN4KFS
Dec 6, 2006
Bristol, TN

The strongmen strike back
Authoritarianism has reemerged as the greatest threat to the liberal democratic world — a profound ideological, as well as strategic, challenge. And we have no idea how to confront it.

We have been living with the comforting myth that the great progress we have witnessed in human behavior since the mid-20th century, the reductions in violence, in the brutality of the state, in torture, in mass killing, cannot be reversed. There can be no more holocausts; no more genocides; no more Stalinist gulags. We insist on believing there is a new floor below which people and governments cannot sink. But this is just another illusion born in the era that is now passing.


Well-known member
Jan 26, 2009
Lake Villa, IL
Finally someone is talking about the liberal democratic authoritarianism! The smearing of anybody who holds differing beliefs from them as being hate filled has gone on far too long. Thank you Scott, for bringing this to light.


Well-known member
Apr 22, 2004
North Carolina
I'm going to go watch Rags on YouTube to wash that stupid bitch out of my brain. He's good for that.

Great arguments, too. I highly recommend the channel. Yes, it's the one with the dog.