Authoritarian thinking is a deep-seated thinking habit with easily identifiable symptoms visible on the surface. It is the fast thinking behind unfreedom – a society giving up on freedom and retreating into a self-destructing spiral. It is an unintended, unwritten, involuntarily developed thinking habit that kicks into action before people even start rational reasoning. Here are …
Nothing can guarantee that virulent ideologies will not infect a country, but an open society is a powerful vaccine
The role of (false) enforcement in the spread of ideologies and how to create ideological herd immunity
The morally damaging effect of authoritarian survivalism. A system against which the individual feels powerless – corrupts
The inability to think from one’s own perspective is the hallmark of an authoritarian follower
When you don’t feel helpless, you don’t need to blame the victim
We regard freedom as a luxury, only to be sought when all else is safe and secure – but it may be the other way around.