In an interview for CNN, former US President Barack Obama warned of how quickly democracy can change to authoritarianism and gave Poland and Hungary as examples.
“Undemocratic America is not going to happen in just one bang, it happens in a series of steps. When you look at what’s happening in places like Hungary and in Poland that obviously did not have the same democratic traditions as we did, they weren’t as deeply rooted. And yet, as recently as 10 years ago they were functioning democracies and now, essentially, have become authoritarian,” Obama said during an interview for left-wing news station CNN.
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