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