The KGB still runs Russia. In its structure of power, the same organization that inflicted terror in Soviet times is still calling the shots.
The past couple of decades may have suggested that China’s competent, authoritarian style of governance may be an alternative model for the world. However, the regime is now faced with the consequences of its actions with a slim off ramp to preserve progress and power at the same time.
Students For Liberty’s Director of Alumni Programs, Jorge Jraissati, gives his thoughts on the ideology of Vladimir Putin, its history, and its ongoing effects.
In recent weeks, the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan has seen anti-government protests on a scale not seen during its three decades of independence
In the 30 years since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the 15 former Soviet republics have followed widely different trajectories.
The Australian government’s heavy handed response to dissent against its draconian lockdown restrictions is unacceptable for a supposedly free society.
Since the military coup on February 1, pro-democracy protesters in Myanmar are suffering brutal repression and human rights violations.
Duke University’s great historian of thought and Hayek scholar Bruce Caldwell sent the following e-mail to me, which I share here with Bruce’s kind permission (link added): Has anyone in the blogosphere noticed the chilling similarity between Hayek’s description in the Road To Serfdom (in the chapter titled “Why the Worst Get on Top“) of […]
In a recent Politico story, Matthew MacWilliams identified the one trait which predicts if you’re a Trump supporter. It wasn’t gender, race, age, income, or religion. It’s authoritarianism. Max Borders has broken down what makes someone authoritarian over at FEE’s blog in a great piece: Beware Your Inner Authoritarian. He explores the foundations of people’s […]