Trump Is Putting On a Show in Portland

Trump Is Putting On a Show in Portland
By Anne Applebaum

July 23, 2020 at 11:14AM
via The Atlantic http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/theatlantic/TZRn/~3/TqJPHJXw0w4/

«Welcome to the world of performative authoritarianism, a form of politics that reached new heights of sophistication in Russia over the past decade and has now arrived in the United States. Unlike 20th-century authoritarianism, this 21st-century, postmodern influence campaign does not require the creation of a total police state. Nor does it require complete control of information, or mass arrests. It can be carried out, instead, with a few media outlets and a few carefully targeted arrests.»