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From the United States to Turkey, the world’s authoritarian leaders share an affinity for conspiracy theories and bogus science. But even the most deeply held of misbegotten beliefs must eventually run up against reality, and when they do, authoritarians eventually lose the power that their denial was intended to protect.

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    The Exploitation Time Bomb

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