I write about authoritarian leaders past and present. That means I’ve spent a lot of time studying professional liars. 
Refusing to participate in presidential debates is a symptom of the Republicans' embrace of authoritarianism
Success in today's GOP means embracing extremism, bullying peers, and silencing and punishing political enemies
The GOP Invites Extremists to Sabotage Our Economy
Rewarding Compliance, Criminalizing Dissent
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Today I'm launching Lucid, a publication about abuses of power and how to counter them. Lucid provides clear analysis of the consequences of democratic…
Carlson is setting himself up to be the Minister of Popular Enlightenment of the new Republican political order.
Last June, President Joe Biden and President Vladimir Putin held a summit in Geneva. The goal of the American side, according to Biden, was to encourage…
“Freedom – of thought and the press – is a meaningless word," the University of Padua student Maria wrote bitterly in her diary. "Mussolini himself…
When do authoritarian cults hold an appeal, and why do people believe in them? 
Fear of Prosecution for Jan. 6 is Accelerating Republican Radicalization