Maybe it is time to consider the possibility that building a democracy does not begin at home, but in the hearts and minds of those who emigrated – and may one day return.
What is the point of freedoms if one feels he can’t use them?
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
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
…as a way not to feel helpless
Destruction seems as good a form of control as any when there is no other way to alter our environment constructively
In the East, smiling is taken as a sign of weakness