How autocrats weaponise history to create parallel realities, and why nationalist mythmaking didn’t work for Trump or Johnson

//How autocrats weaponise history to create parallel realities, and why nationalist mythmaking didn’t work for Trump or Johnson

How autocrats weaponise history to create parallel realities, and why nationalist mythmaking didn’t work for Trump or Johnson

Flag-waving appeals to historical greatness are countered in Western democracies by other voices, but what happens when the state’s fantasy version of history is ‘the only story you can tell’?

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