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Tag: #authoritarianism

Shedding Light On Lies

This may start with an old, perhaps exaggerated, story… Once, a Soviet official, involved in the Five-Year Plan, was asked to visit the Office of Joseph Stalin. Stalin had reportedly […]

On Globalisation & World Politics

Authoritarian rulers have emerged in various parts of the world in recent times, and their emergence raises an important question: Is Democracy in danger? In fact, the definition of Democracy […]

The Heirs Of Il Duce

A century has passed since Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini (July 29, 1883 – April 28, 1945) ascended to power in 1922. The March on Rome took place on October 31 […]

A Vital Voice For Human Rights

If one keeps aside the memory of the Cold War from the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize, then the person can concentrate only on an important need… the need of a […]

A ‘Situational’ Analysis!

Commenting on the cusp of Indian Independence in 1947, former Prime Minister of Britain Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (November 30, 1874 – January 24, 1965) was heard saying: “… […]

Under The Veil Of Democracy

The opinion of the majority is important in Democracy, as the majority would tend to enjoy the authority, and take all the responsibilities for maintaining the political system. In India, […]

Not Just Films

Noted Iranian film director, screenwriter and film editor Jafar Panâhi (b. July 11, 1960), commonly associated with the Iranian New Wave Film Movement, once reportedly said that he “can’t do […]

The ‘Collapse’

Authoritarian rulers are creating troubles for creative and liberal personalities across the globe, including Iran. Jafar Panahi recently became the third Iranian film-maker to be arrested in less than a […]

Democracy & Family-arity

In a country or in a political party, the view of the majority is commonly accepted in Democracy. As per democratic norms, recognition of the opinion of the majority should […]