Opening Remarks at the Dahrendorf Symposium 2016

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It is not just in the West that we are seeing this rejection of rights and liberalism. There is the emergence of strongmen, an odd term because it often is a product of weakness that people like Erdoğan in Turkey, Putin in Russia, al-Sisi in Egypt, or even going a bit further afield Xi Jinping in China resort to these authoritarian methods.

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