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Redeeming ourselves from strongman rule

From the January 28, 2019 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


From the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, to ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims, to consolidation of power in the hands of China’s president, to many other distressing actions around the world, strongman rule seems to be on the march. Yet each January 27, International Holocaust Remembrance Day reminds us just how tragically off course the ship of state can sail when an authoritarian “strongman” takes the helm.