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Nondemocratic regimes imperil the security of the world. They stay in power by controlling their populations. This control invariably requires an increasing amount of repression. To justify this repression and maintain internal stability, external enemies must be manufactured.




Natan Sharansky, Russian Dissident & Israeli Writer and Politician, The Case for Democracy, 2004

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Natan Sharansky
Natan Sharansky
  • Born: January 20, 1948
  • Nationality: Russian
  • Profession: Writer

Natan Sharansky is an Israeli politician, human rights activist and author who, as a refusenik in the Soviet Union during the 1970s and 1980s, spent nine years in Soviet prisons. He served as Chairman of the Executive of the Jewish Agency from June 2009 to August 2018.

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