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Freedom's Retreat
Killing Democracy Softly

Modern autocrats are less prone to violence and overt repression than their totalitarian predecessors—but that only makes the threat they pose all the more insidious.

Published on: January 16, 2018
Arch Puddington is Distinguished Scholar for Democracy Studies at Freedom House. He is the author of Breaking Down Democracy: The Goals, Strategies, and Methods of Modern Authoritarians.
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