This story is from Democracy Digest:
In 2019, Brookings Institution senior fellow Robert Kagan authored a long-form essay in the Washington Post in which he argued that the era of the strongman is back. Authoritarianism is once again the greatest challenge to liberal democracy, he tells the George W. Bush Presidential Center.
In 2018, the Bush Institute partnered with Freedom House and the Penn-Biden Center on a public opinion research project that looks at American attitudes towards democracy, say the Institute’s William McKenzie, Lindsay Lloyd and Christopher Walsh. We didn’t find an openness to other forms of government, but we did find a deep level of dissatisfaction across most demographics with how democracy is delivering. How do you begin to restore confidence in institutions and our systems, when everything here has become so polarized?
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