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2094 Madison Ave · Memphis, TN

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The Rise of Authoritarianism - A quarter-century ago, at the end of the Cold War, it appeared that fascism and communism had at last been vanquished and liberal democracy had won the great ideological battle of the 20th century. In 2019, democracy appears to be on the decline worldwide. Strongman leaders are exploiting increased fears of the “other” by leveraging social and economic disparities, partisan fragmentation, terrorist attacks, and the influx of refugees to justify authoritarian tactics. How is it possible that we are moving backwards in a world that is arguably more connected and more informed than at any other time in history?

The Democracy Index - Wikipedia.org
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democracy_Index

Democracy in Crisis - Freedomhouse.org
https://freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-world/freedom-world-2018

National security experts warn of rise in authoritarianism - Olivia Beavers Thehill.com
https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/431646-national-security-experts-warn-of-rise-in-authoritarianism-efforts

Why the rise of authoritarianism is a global catastrophe - By Garry Kasparov and Thor Halvorssen - Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/democracy-post/wp/2017/02/13/why-the-rise-of-authoritarianism-is-a-global-catastrophe/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.dcaaba27f359