What does this photo remind you of?
…sending the parents into financial tailspin and even deeper dependence on state mercy
There is no good way to address populist fearmongering. The good news is that you shouldn’t do it anyway
When protests, outrage, public opinion and voting results are all ignored
Strongmen are not as brave and unstoppable as you imagine
But pushback becomes less and less possible from the inside
Inducing the sense of helplessness in the victims makes autocracy cheaper and easier than outright open violence ever could