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Right-Wing Authoritarians Are Waging A Hybrid War On Democracy

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'At times of great social transformations, degenerate forces have always tried to exploit the survival instincts of people, creating a culture of fear. Hybrid warfare refers to any number of measures that bring the fight to society and its networks... these measures can include: cultivating social and political alliances within democracies, manipulating public opinion, creating a climate in which politicians with extreme agendas can come to power, creating divisions that undermine social cohesion, misinformation campaigns, cyber warfare, spreading conspiracy theories to confuse the public, promoting emotive politics, and attempting to destabilize democracies by weakening their citizens’ trust in the political system amongst others. Examine the evidence in this interesting article.'

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"Core values of the post-war liberal world order were established through "blood, toil, tears, and sweat," as famously told by then Prime Minister Winston Churchill depicting the reality of World War II. Many forget that humanity walked through ancient empires where headhunting and gladiatorial battles were accepted as the norm. That is the difference between authoritarian and liberal value systems. As Baylis explains, globalization has weakened the "national forms of identity". In return, the post-soviet Russia stepped in introducing itself as the protector of traditional values. With Russia vying for global influence, hybrid efforts between liberalism and authoritarianism are in full swing with the aim of undermining liberal democracies."

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