Murfin Prof @umichLSA, Weiser Prof @iiumich, Director @umichWCED, nonres fellow @AEIfdp | past #Asia fellow @CarnegieEndow, Director @UChicagoCISSR | #Democracy
Oct 12 • 19 tweets • 4 min read
Yesterday a 97-year-old Arizona man told me "I'm terrified how close we're getting to #authoritarianism in this country." Sounds like something I might say! But his example? Gavin Newsom. Which has inspired some new thoughts on #democracy and its multiple opposites. A 🧵 1/18
It now occurs to me that people with different political orientations think democracy’s opposite is a totally different thing. Loosely speaking, please hear me out…..
For the Center: Authoritarianism
For the Right: Socialism
For the Left: Oligarchy