Daniel Ziblatt on Opposition - Dictionary of Arguments
Levitsky I 124
Opposition/Levitsky/Ziblatt: In almost every case of the collapse of a democracy (...) prospective autocrats - from Franco, Hitler, and Mussolini in the interwar period to Marcos, Castro, and Pinochet in the Cold War era to Putin, Chávez, and Erdoğan in recent times - justified their accumulation of power by presenting their opponents as an existential threat. See >Opposition/Spain, >Opposition/United States._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.