Donald Trump

We must recommit to fight authoritarianism

In the 20th century, America transformed from a sleeping giant uninterested in engagements abroad to a world leader committed to defending freedom and democracy. The struggle against fascism in World War II vaulted the United States into a position of leadership for a liberal democratic coalition committed to combating the forces of authoritarianism abroad.

Sadly, it now seems we have forgotten the lessons of World War II and authoritarianism is once again on the rise.

European countries such as Poland and Hungary have governments whose actions are antithetical to democracy. They undermine the autonomy of the judiciary, attack the freedom of the press and use anti-Semitic...