ILLIBERAL DEMOCRACY.

Author:Corke, Susan
Position::ANTI-SEMITISM WATCH
 
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As a human rights activist focused on combating anti-Semitism, I agree with Ira Forman ("We Must Confront the Orbans of the World," July/August 2018) that Viktor Orban must be confronted; he poses a threat to Jews, refugees and all who care about liberal democracy. Orban built his "illiberal democracy" by rolling back checks and balances, controlling the media and demonizing civil society. He's stayed true to that course by controlling a narrative of fear. By conjuring enemies--see George Soros--and directing Hungarian ire toward migrants, Muslims, the European Union and all-powerful Jews, he's been irritatingly difficult to confront. But because of Orban's need for a healthy...

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