The painfully familiar feeling of regulatory helplessness is a sign of something more sinister
How legal, economic, regulatory, political and electoral helplessness contribute to the rise of autocracy
Inducing the sense of helplessness in the victims makes autocracy cheaper and easier than outright open violence ever could
Stereotyping is a way to mitigate anxiety. By applying them on the unknown, one can create the illusion of knowledge. But it doesn’t make the stereotype right. Or does it?
They say people who emigrate change. But my friends who stayed changed more – because of politics
…as a way not to feel helpless
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 …