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“Totalitarianism as a Mindset Can Be Anywhere”

The American Interest recently convened TAI Chairman Francis Fukuyama and Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran and The Republic of Imagination, for a wide-ranging conversation. They discussed the coronavirus pandemic, news from Iran, identity politics, campus trends, and why imagination and literature are essential to combatting authoritarianism. This conversation has been edited for length and clarity.Francis Fukuyama: Let’s start with the obvious issue, which is that we are now going through an unprecedented global coronavirus crisis. One of the countries that’s been hardest hit is Iran. I’m wondering what you think this crisis reveals about their government, and …read more

Source:: The American Interest