Why isn’t Authoritarianism Considered a Bad Idea Anymore?

While authoritarian regimes are doing much better than expected economically, the world is becoming more willing to exchange its freedom with economic success year by year.

By definition, authoritarianism is  “the enforcement or advocacy of strict obedience to authority at the expense of personal freedom.” I consider this definition particularly incomplete. The definition misses the most important part at the end: “for a certain reason“. Mao Zedong explicitly stated “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun. Our principle is

Keeping up with the EU

-Introducing former European Commissioner Neelie Kroes

Neelie Kroes is, in short, a woman of power. Born in 1941 in Rotterdam, she is a Dutch and European politician for the liberal VVD party. Being said to have broken every glass ceiling, she was former European Commissioner for Competition and Digital Agenda (2004-2014), first female underminister at the Ministry of Transport, Public Works