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‘Twilight of Democracy’ author Anne Applebaum on the rise of authoritarianism, the dangerous power of conspiracy theories, and why she signed the ‘Harper’s letter’

Few are more in-tuned with the politics and culture of Eastern Europe than the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and historian Anne Applebaum, who has lived in Poland since before the fall of communism. Her new book, “Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism,” focuses on the assaults on liberal democratic […]
‘Twilight of Democracy’ author Anne Applebaum on the rise of authoritarianism, the dangerous power of conspiracy theories, and why she signed the ‘Harper’s letter’
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Hungary rejected ratifying a treaty to protect women from violence, because it said it promoted ‘destructive gender ideologies’ and ‘illegal immigration’

Hungary rejected the Istanbul Convention, an international agreement aimed at combating violence against women, including abuses such as genital mutilation and marital rape. United Nations data predicts global domestic violence will increase by 20% while much of the globe is on lockdown. The rejection comes just weeks after the government […]
Hungary rejected ratifying a treaty to protect women from violence, because it said it promoted ‘destructive gender ideologies’ and ‘illegal immigration’
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13 world leaders ranked by how tall they are

World leaders vary widely in height, though many try to project the image of being taller than they are. We often see them photographed together, allowing us to see just how much their heights can vary. Here’s how they stack up, from the 6-feet, 6-inch (198 centimeter) president of Serbia […]
13 world leaders ranked by how tall they are
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George Soros’ foundation is leaving Hungary after a campaign against him ‘unprecedented in the history of the European Union’

George Soros’ Open Society Foundation (OSF) is closing its Hungarian office, citing a “repressive political and legal environment.” Hungary recently passed a law dubbed the “Stop Soros Act” that gives the interior minister the power to expel NGOs. The recently re-elected right-wing Hungarian government ran a poster campaign against the […]
George Soros’ foundation is leaving Hungary after a campaign against him ‘unprecedented in the history of the European Union’