Illiberal Democracy

Total control of the press and other media is likewise unnecessary, since a flood of managed and fake news so pollutes the flow of information that facts and truth become irrelevant as shapers of public opinion. Once-independent judiciaries are gradually dismantled through selective purging and the appointment of politically reliable loyalists. Crony capitalism opens the way to a symbiosis of corruption and self-enrichment between political and business leaders.
- Christopher R. Browning, The Suffocation of Democracy, NY Review of Books, OCTOBER 25, 2018 ISSUE

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