Authoritarianism vs. Democracy

The text of the blog I posted late yesterday is that of a letter I sent to the editor of the dominant newspaper in my region. As Rachel Maddow has pointed out, once people get drawn to authoritarianism, it hardly matters who the dear leader is. Almost any bozo will do. In 2023 authoritarianism made gains in India and Israel, segued into a full-blown dictatorship in China, consolidated in Russia, reared up frighteningly in Argentina, but yielded some ground in Brazil and Poland. It was heartening to read this headline last night; “Israel’s Top Court Strikes Down Move to Curb Its Powers” The struggle continues in our own country this year, ferociously.