At the behest of George Orwell's estate, the acclaimed novelist has brilliantly recast his most famous work.
Leaders depicted in the Apple TV+ series outlaw "relics" of the past, even including PEZ dispensers.
No place is truly safe for dissidents when governments see no limits to their authority.
This progress has been widely shared, to the great benefit of the people at the bottom of the distribution.
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After firing the staffer blamed for a video that borrowed Nazi imagery, is Ron DeSantis finally backing away from the authoritarian edgelords?
The journalist and dissident, who was sentenced to 25 years in a penal colony for criticizing the Russian government, has not received the same attention.
The economic historian and Magatte Wade, Alex Gladstein, Mohamad Machine-Chian, Tony Woodlief, and Tom Palmer are challenging authoritarians everywhere.
A Conflict Between Liberal Democracy and Authoritarian Nationalism: Implications of the Ideological Stakes in the Russia-Ukraine War
The war is often described as a conflict between authoritarianism and liberal democracy. That reality has some underappreciated implications.
Report author: “The COVID-19 pandemic was a catastrophe for human freedom.”
"When it comes to problems happening in America, [the NBA is] the first organization saying, 'This is wrong,'" says the former professional basketball player. But then they're silent for victims of torture.
Standing with blank pages in hand, the protesters' goal is to make manifest the implied violence that authoritarian states use to keep order.
Report: “Half of democratic governments around the world are in decline.”
The long-term economic and social impacts of zero-COVID can't be reversed as easily.
Given the harms caused, lessons should be learned from China’s people, not its government.
'We Want Freedom': Chinese Protests Reflect Frustration With Country's Continuing COVID Restrictions
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By consenting to Qatar's illiberal policies for residents and guests alike, FIFA has further besmirched its already tainted reputation.
The most jarring thing about Senate candidate J.D. Vance is how open he is about rejecting the rule of law.
Supporting restraints on government only for your opponents is a recipe for continued conflict.
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The problem with American politics isn't polarization—it's rising illiberalism.
The real danger to citizens is the use of coercive government power, no matter how it’s named.
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The current president becomes what he criticizes by delegitimizing opposition.
"One of the things that the left and right have in common is an awareness that our government has essentially been co-opted by corporate power," says the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist.
"The kind of values I've always embraced are heard more on Fox than on CNN and MSNBC, where they're not welcome."
''The kind of values I've always embraced are heard more on Fox than on CNN and MSNBC," says the Pulitzer Prize–winning progressive journalist.
"If government is big enough to give you anything, it's big enough to take everything away from you."
It would be a mistake to see these lockdowns as a foreign oddity to be pitied and tweeted.
China's "COVID zero" policy looks a lot like house arrest for Shanghai's 25 million residents who are only just now beginning to experience glimmers of freedom.
Supporting Ukraine in its battle against Russia doesn’t justify restrictions on speech and commerce.
President Nayib Bukele extends “state of emergency” for El Salvador—allowing the police to continue to mass arrest people for little, if any, reason.
France's Authoritarian Establishment Faces Off Against the Even Uglier Authoritarianism of the Far Right
French President Emmanuel Macron is authoritarian-light. Candidate Marine Le Pen is worse.
More than 25 million people remain locked down in Shanghai, with Guangzhou—a city of 18 million—looking primed to follow.