Polarization in Poland: A Warning From Europe - The Atlantic


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Polarization. Conspiracy theories. Attacks on the free press. An obsession with loyalty. Recent events in the United States follow a pattern Europeans know all too well. On December 31, 1999, we threw a party. via Pocket
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13 hours ago by driptray
The authoritarian state, or even the semi-authoritarian state—the one-party state, the illiberal state—offers that promise: that the nation will be ruled by the best people, the deserving people, the members of the party, the believers in the Medium-Size Lie.
democracy  poland  politics  hungary  europe 
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how polarization and fascism gain steam
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2 days ago by inrgbwetrust
Illustration: Mike McQuade; Janek Skarzynski / AFP / Getty; Kacper Pempel / Reuters Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series that attempts to answer the…
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3 days ago by mleduc
What has caused this transformation? Were some of our friends always closet authoritarians? Or have the people with whom we clinked glasses in the first minutes of the new millennium somehow changed over the subsequent two decades? My answer is a complicated one, because I think the explanation is universal. Given the right conditions, any society can turn against democracy. Indeed, if history is anything to go by, all societies eventually will.

Perhaps this is unsurprising. All of these debates, whether in 1890s France or 1990s Poland, have at their core a series of important questions: Who gets to define a nation? And who, therefore, gets to rule a nation? For a long time, we have imagined that these questions were settled—but why should they ever be?
politics  history  culture 
3 days ago by bradleyrturner
Polarization. Conspiracy theories. Attacks on the free press. An obsession with loyalty. Recent events in the United States follow a pattern Europeans know all too well. On December 31, 1999, we threw a party.
IFTTT  Pocket  poland  politics  to:read 
3 days ago by travellersam
Polarization. Conspiracy theories. Attacks on the free press. An obsession with loyalty. History can tell us where this leads.
anne  applebaum  atlantic  october  2018  politics  poland  hungary 
3 days ago by pnjman
Illustration: Mike McQuade; Janek Skarzynski / AFP / Getty; Kacper Pempel / Reuters Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series that attempts to answer the…
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4 days ago by jrheard
Polarization in Poland: A Warning From Europe in depth on Poland, Hungary (a…
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4 days ago by nwhyte
@AnneApplebaum in depth on Poland, Hungary (and Trump) and the parallels with the Dreyfus case.
politics  poland  hungary  uspolitics  democracy 
4 days ago by nwlinks
On December 31, 1999, we threw a party. It was the end of one millennium and the start of a new one; people very much wanted to celebrate, preferably somewhere…
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5 days ago by rboone
Polarization. Conspiracy theories. Attacks on the free press. An obsession with loyalty. Recent events in the United States follow a pattern Europeans know all too well.
5 days ago by ennylg
Illustration: Mike McQuade; Janek Skarzynski / AFP / Getty; Kacper Pempel / Reuters Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series that attempts to answer the…
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6 days ago by zsoltika
Polarization. Conspiracy theories. Attacks on the free press. An obsession with loyalty. Recent events in the United States follow a pattern Europeans know all too well.
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7 days ago by noiseguy
Illustration: Mike McQuade; Janek Skarzynski / AFP / Getty; Kacper Pempel / Reuters Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series that attempts to answer the…
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7 days ago by Devje
Polarization. Conspiracy theories. Attacks on the free press. An obsession with loyalty. Recent events in the United States follow a pattern Europeans know all too well.
EUinterest  democracy  politics 
7 days ago by kosmopolit
A personal view of the origins and appeal of the modern authoritarian state.
history  politics 
7 days ago by idleroux
Illustration: Mike McQuade; Janek Skarzynski / AFP / Getty; Kacper Pempel / Reuters Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series that attempts to answer the…
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8 days ago by divigation
Given the right conditions, any society can turn against democracy. Indeed, if history is anything to go by, all societies eventually will.
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8 days ago by souldoubt
Illustration: Mike McQuade; Janek Skarzynski / AFP / Getty; Kacper Pempel / Reuters Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series that attempts to answer the…
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8 days ago by johnrclark
rising authoritarianism in Europe
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8 days ago by laynelebahn
Polarization. Conspiracy theories. Attacks on the free press. An obsession with loyalty. History can tell us where this leads. On December 31, 1999, we threw a party. It was the end of one millennium and the start of a new one; people very much wanted to celebrate, preferably somewhere exotic. via Pocket
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8 days ago by Werderbach
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