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Arch Puddington

Arch Puddington

Arch Puddington is senior emeritus scholar at Freedom House. He has written widely on global democracy, and is author of the Freedom House Special Report, Breaking Down Democracy: Goals, Strategies, and Methods of Modern Authoritarians (2017).

Articles and Events

Orbán’s China Infatuation

Orbán’s China Infatuation

Why is the nat cons’ champion of Christian values playing footsie with the long-term persecutors of religion in the Chinese Communist Party?

Arch Puddington
Toxic Times

Toxic Times

In The Shattering, Kevin Boyle aims to lay out a straightforward narrative of the chaotic Sixties. He leaves key questions unanswered.

Arch Puddington
Remembering Bayard Rustin

Remembering Bayard Rustin

We need him—and his commitment to nonviolence and integration—more than ever.

Arch Puddington
History: The Dictator’s Plaything

History: The Dictator’s Plaything

More and more Americans are catching on to what dictators have always understood—the importance of controlling the historical narrative.

Arch Puddington
Not Your Father’s Dictators

Not Your Father’s Dictators

The decline in democracy is accelerating. We should be afraid, very afraid.

Arch Puddington
How Democracy Makes America Great

How Democracy Makes America Great

Two longtime servants of American democracy make the case for the greatness that lies within the system.

Arch Puddington, David J. Kramer