Monday, 12 April 2021

Dictators and Dissidents

I've recently written two articles on authoritarianism for Persuasion

One was an examination of some overlooked autocrats around the world. In "The Other Tyrants", I discuss dictators in five different countries. Each has their own unique characteristics and history, but all are crushing individual freedoms and wrecking of countless lives. I argue that they should be a warning of what may be in store elsewhere. 

The other article was a look at some leading dissidents around the world. In "The Other Navalnys", I highlight four lesser-known heroes who deserve our attention. I try to examine how they find the courage to fight systems that are so weighted against them.