A Party Willfully Negligent Of The Law And The People

Two common features of an authoritarian state are that the justice system largely works to “legalize” the autocrat’s crimes, while enforcing his desires, and that significant swaths of the citizenry, usually undesirable minorities but often including those who support the autocrat, must be sacrificed to satisfy the leader’s whims. Think of the Uighurs in China currently, Stalin’s famine in…