Posts Tagged ‘illiberal’

Illiberal Undemocrats say ‘boll**ks’ to the people in the name of ‘liberalism’ and ‘democracy’

Britain in 2019 presents a topsy-turvy political landscape straight out of a Gilbert and Sullivan Savoy Opera. ‘Conservatives’ who don’t conserve anything. ‘Luxury communists’ who oppose communism. And Liberal Democrats who aren’t very liberal, or very democratic. The Lib Dem conference had to be seen to be believed – and even then it was scarcely […]

Israel’s drift to authoritarianism: An illiberal ‘Jewish democracy’ embraces the populist nationalist model

Two important events happened towards the end of the third week of July in Israel: The ethnocratic settler-colonial state of Israel passed its new Jewish nation state law, which has been in the making for over two years now, and Hungary’s anti-Semitic Prime Minister Viktor Orban made a two-day visit to Israel. Despite the international […]

Liberal Zionists say that Israel and the U.S. are in the same struggle against illiberal forces

A liberal Zionist leader is touring these days with a talk on the “Shared Struggle” faced by progressives in Israel and America. Our two societies face the same problem, Naomi Chazan says. “As the Jewish American community mobilizes against policies that strike at the heart of American democratic values, what can we learn from the ongoing […]

Neo-Nazis And The Rise Of Illiberal Democracy

Above photo: White nationalists fighting protesters in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday. (Michael Nigro / Truthdig) The recent “Unite the Right” march by a couple of hundred white supremacists, neo-Nazis and other right-wing extremists across the University of Virginia campus offered a glimpse of the growing danger of authoritarian movements both in the United States and across the globe, […]

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