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Steven Feldstein writes about democratic disruption and the pandemic

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Steven Feldstein, an associate professor and the Frank and Bethine Church Chair of Public Affairs, recently published an article in Foreign Policy titled, “What Democracy Will Fall Next?

It begins: “In March, Hungary became the first democracy to succumb to the coronavirus. With stunning speed, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor OrbanĀ jammed through an emergency decree that gave him extraordinary powers for an indefinite period of time and put in place draconian restrictions on political freedoms. Experts immediately began debating which democracy would be the next to fall from an autocratic power grab…”