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A few weeks ago, the Economist Intelligence Unit published the 10th edition of its Democracy Index, a comprehensive ranking of nations that looks at 60 measures in five categories, ranging from electoral process to civil liberties.It would be easy to focus on the state of American democracy under President Trump, but the more worrying aspect is that America's slide is part of a global trend. What Stanford professor Larry Diamond described 10 years ago as a "democratic recession" shows no sign of ending.The government that has imprisoned more journalists than any other country is democratically elected.After Orban's government starves, harasses and intimidates independent media, friendly oligarchs buy out the media companies, thus ensuring favorable coverage.I subsequently worried that America could head down this path. Most people dismissed the danger because American democracy, they said, was robust, with strong institutions that could weather any storm.The American system is stronger than most, but it is not immune to these forces of democratic decay.
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