Non-authoritarian states can practise ‘everyday authoritarianism’ too

Cornell University’s Tom Pepinsky has a terrific post on how everyday authoritarianism can be boring and even tolerable. He uses the example of Malaysia and draws lessons for the US. Pepinsky concludes with this: “The fantasy of authoritarianism distracts Americans from the mundane ways in which the mechanisms of political competition and checks and balances … Continue reading Non-authoritarian states can practise ‘everyday authoritarianism’ too