Just How Authoritarian Is Our Authoritarian Moment?

Source: Commentary
by Noah Rothman

“‘Threats to democracy’ have, according to NBC News’[s] August poll, become the ‘most important issue facing the country.’ It has overtaken ‘jobs and the economy,’ the ‘cost of living,’ and even wedge issues like abortion and gun control. Americans increasingly suspect their neighbors have nefarious designs on the nation. Well, an Axios-Ipsos survey released on Monday suggests that these anxious Americans aren’t just being paranoid. That survey found that a disturbingly large number of Americans were prepared to agree with some shockingly illiberal sentiments.” (09/12/22)