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A Warning From Europe BY ANNE APPLEBAUM Polarization. Conspiracy theories. Attacks on the free press. An obsession with loyalty. Recent events in the U.S. follow a pattern Europeans know all too well. Losing the Democratic Habit BY YONI APPELBAUM Americans once learned self-governance by practicing it constantly—in lodge halls, neighbor hood associations, and labor unions. As participation in these institutions has dwindled, so has public faith in democracy.
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