Last week, a debate erupted after a Conservative MP called PM Trudeau a 'dictator' in the House of Commons.
I take a deep dive into what makes a government 'dictatorial', and the grey area between an ideal democracy and an outright dictatorship. I also examine the policy precedents that have already moved us to the darker part of the grey area, as well as the role that complacency on the part of the media & the populace play in our slide away from the democratic ideal.
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- Intro & Outro: Excerpts from the theme music of Hindi movie ‘Sholay’, composed by Rahul Dev Burman. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evneWVJF9eU&ab_channel=digeshdarji. Used under Fair Use Policy; I do not own any rights to this music.