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The death of Rajni Kothari has deprived India one of its most eminent public intellectuals and defenders of fundamental rights.
Behind a smokescreen of noninterference, the leading democracies of the global south—Brazil, India, Indonesia, and South Africa—have been weak ambassadors for spreading freedom abroad.
The world’s leading democracies have a poor record of responding to the rise of authoritarianism in their own regions, according to a Freedom House report released today.
The most egregious violators of LGBTI people’s human rights are authoritarian states, but even some democracies remain hostile environments for their gay and transgender citizens.