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From the NYRB; eminently applicable to the UK as well as the US.
- Rule 1: Believe the autocrat. He means what he says. Whenever you find yourself thinking, or hear others claiming, that he is exaggerating, that is our innate tendency to reach for a rationalization. [...]
- 2: Do not be taken in by small signs of normality.
- 3: Institutions will not save you.
- 4: Be outraged.
- 5: Don’t make compromises.
- 6: Remember the future.
Go read the whole thing.