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‘We’re facing another old enemy’: Rushdie warns against global authoritarianism

Speaking in Philadelphia on Wednesday, Rushdie said US Republicans are moving away from democratic values including free speech

Salman Rushdie warned of the threat of authoritarianism globally and said the US Republican party is “seeking to undermine” democratic values, at a forum in Philadelphia to discuss the threats against free speech in the US and around the world.

Appearing by video at the National First Amendment Summit on Wednesday, Rushdie attributed the rise of Donald Trump and Brexit to a “golden age myth”.

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