A recent article in the Guardian discussing the rise of authoritarianism and the threat to democracy.

“Successful movements need to be able to inspire hope and optimism in order to sustain popular participation in the resistance and focus people on building alternative systems. Authoritarians thrive on popular fear, apathy, resignation, and a feeling of disorientation. Movement leaders need to assure people that their engagement and sacrifices will pay off, something Solidarity leader Adam Michnik understood well: “Above all, we must create a strategy of hope for the people, and show them that their efforts and risks have a future.”

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