What is the point of freedoms if one feels he can’t use them?
“Excuse me, comrade, you gave me the verdict, not my statement”
The media, weirdly enough
One way to gain an edge in the absence of reliable information is to watch the autocrat and see what he fears
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