Most of us count ourselves lucky to live in a democracy. Ours is one of the world’s great cradles of political freedom, a land where we are free to write, think and vote exactly as we wish.
What would it be like, though, to live in a world where all that was taken away? What would it be like to live in a country where opposing views were shouted down and politicians were afraid to speak in public?
How would it feel to live in a land where demagogues whipped up lynch mobs with talk of murder and insurrection, where newspapers were destroyed and posters defaced, where academics and teachers preached intolerance and bigotry?