Indeed, a version of America’s internal battle is playing out across the world. And I’m sad to report, it’s not going well for the good guys. WaPo (Gift Article): Russia’s farce election sums up a grim moment in global democracy. “Some 42 countries are ‘autocratizing,’ according to V-Dem, and 71 percent of the world’s population now lives in autocracies — up from 48 percent just a decade ago.”