Is Your Country Headed to Authoritarianism?
The Failure of Democracy
“The real division is not between conservatives and revolutionaries but between authoritarians and libertarians.”― George Orwell
Authoritarianism is a relationship between those in power and those that are not. In authoritarian regimes, the rulers use their ability to cause fear through imprisonment, torture, repression of free speech, and the press.
Democracies have ways of protecting themselves from these types of governments by making sure that their democratic institutions hold up over time.
What are Authoritarian Regimes?
Authoritarian regimes have a single party with unlimited and unchecked power. This is a form of government where the state is ruled by one individual or group, or all political power belongs to the head of state.
These regimes maintain power through police repression, totalitarian rule, curtailment of civil liberties, censorship, and restrictions on free speech, public assembly, and labor unions.
Authoritarian regimes can be …