Despotism Rules

Leaked documents supplied the information that prompted this segment of a New York Times editorial: “Hundreds of thousands of Uighurs, Kazakhs and other Muslims in the western Xinjiang region have been rounded up in internment camps to undergo months or years of indoctrination intended to mold them into secular and loyal followers of the Communist Party.” 

     China, Russia, India, and Brazil –– some of the biggest and most powerful countries in the world ––  have fallen under the grip of authoritarian leaders and their enablers. One once would expect the president of the United States to be a staunch opponent of despots. Instead, he aspires to be one.