Intensifying partisanship is aiding the authoritarian threat – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

The authoritarian threat is real and growing. Whether it is hard power, global interference operations, or the subversion of elections, the evidence is clear from Australia, Ukraine, the United States, and elsewhere — democracy is under siege.
What are we, the West — those lovers of liberty, democracy, freedom, whatever one wants to call it — going to do about it? Increasingly, the evidence says nothing. That evidence is not some sophisticated dataset or experimental polling design; it is the (frankly) grotesque political polarization of free societies.
The decade-long deepening of partisanship and societal divisions in America have severely reduced the credibility of US foreign policy decisions. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via Reuters
Even if President Trump chose to condemn Putin’s authoritarianism and anti-Americanism in Helsinki, it wouldn’t make much of a difference. The decade-long deepening of partisanship and societal divisions in America have severely reduced the credibility of US foreign policy decisions.
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