The Trump Regime Is Beginning to Topple 

Over the course of his presidency, Donald Trump has indulged his authoritarian instincts—and now he’s meeting the common fate of autocrats whose people turn against them. What the United States is witnessing is less like the chaos of 1968, which further divided a nation, and more like the nonviolent movements that earned broad societal support in places such as Serbia, Ukraine, and Tunisia, and swept away the dictatorial likes of Milošević, Yanukovych, and Ben Ali.

Source: The Trump Regime Is Beginning to Topple | Portside

 Non-authoritarian socialism could actually produce democracy for the first time

The so-called ‘democracies referred to are non-such’ but free market playgrounds.

We have suggested  a way forward that refounds democracy in the context of a more intelligent socialism that is not a a top-down bureaucratic economy….etc…Our DMNC can easily produce real democracy for the first time even as it moves toward a neo-communist outcome….

Democracy is at risk worldwide. And the economy may be, too.Seventy-one out of the world’s 195 countries saw their democratic institutions erode in recent years, according to the 2018 year-end report by democracy watchdog Freedom House, a phenomenon known as “democratic backsliding.” Signs of ba

Source: Is authoritarianism bad for the economy? Ask Venezuela – or Hungary or Turkey – Alternet.org