It is hard to shake off the feeling that liberal democracy in America will continue to come under more stress, riven by its own internal conflicts and confusion of values, writes Pratap Bhanu Mehta in The Indian Express on the siege of Capitol Hill by Trump supporters.
WhatsApp has tweaked its usage terms in a way that is scarcely noticeable but would let it make more expansive use of our data. But then, we never had much control of it anyway, says this editorial in Mint.
Far-right attempts to storm parliaments and government offices have happened in Germany and the Netherlands in recent years. The world has reached this level through a long process of cowardice, failures, and shortsighted opportunism of the mainstream right, writes Cas Mudde in The Guardian.
This wilful act of forgetting – compounded by the myth of American innocence – has shown itself to be dangerous on a variety of counts. The foremost was the humouring of Donald Trump when he questioned the election outcome, argues Brent Staples in The New York Times.
Even though Hindutva’s modus operandi in Kerala has not been significantly different from other places in India, the strategies it evolved in the state have certain interesting characteristics, writes PK Yaseer Arafath in Economic and Political Weekly on Hindutva in South India.
The Delhi Police violate client-attorney privacy and threaten India’s rule of law by exceeding the brief of a search warrant and taking away documents from a lawyer defending riot accused – in a case where the police are themselves implicated, notes Talha Abdul Rahman in Article 14.