authoritarianism

 
Misleading myth of truth commissions
Misleading myth of truth commissions
It has become almost expected that truth commissions will be introduced to try to consolidate a transition from authoritarianism and conflict to...
Tanzania’s latest clampdown takes decades of repression to new lows
Tanzania’s latest clampdown takes decades of repression to new lows
The United Republic of Tanzania has just turned...
Presidential term limits: Slippery slope back to authoritarianism in Africa
Presidential term limits: Slippery slope back to authoritarianism in Africa
There is mounting concern in Africa about a lack of leadership as well as an increasing trend of hard-won democratic rights being reversed. One way...
Be aware, the Nazis are among us
Be aware, the Nazis are among us
Writing in his memoir about the rise of Nazi totalitarianism in Germany, The World of Yesterday, Stefan Zweig noted how “the few among writers...
Red flags of authoritarian creep
Red flags of authoritarian creep
I got a call from a journalist who works for Al Jazeera. He wanted to get my opinion on perceptions that media freedom had been encroached upon...

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