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Defining authoritarianism in the wake of a coup

As embarrassing and infuriating as the storm on the Capitol was, it didn’t exist in a vacuum and it wasn’t spontaneous. “News” outlets like Fox and Breitbart stroked the flames of January 6th’s terror attack under the guise of stopping an oppressive government. The problem with this messaging isn’t that it downplays the risks of authoritarianism, but that it doesn’t know what authoritarianism really looks like. To mitigate that, here are three sources of media to better acquaint yourself with the concept