Russia also tried (but failed) to hack the 2014 Ukrainian presidential election.In April 2015, Russian hackers took over the transmission of a French television station, pretended to be ISIS, and then broadcast material designed to terrorize France.
After the Reichstag fire, political theorist Hannah Arendt wrote that “I was no longer of the opinion that one can simply be a bystander.” Courage does not mean not fearing, or not grieving.The sudden disaster that requires the end of checks and balances, the dissolution of opposition parties, the suspension of freedom of expression, the right to a fair trial, and so on—this is the oldest trick in the Hitlerian book.Do not fall for it Modern tyrants are terror managers.Do not allow your shock to be turned against your freedom. What matters is that this spectacular act of terror initiated the politics of emergency.When the terrorist attack comes, remember that aspiring tyrants exploit such events in order to change regimes and to consolidate power. 27, 1933, at about 9 p.m., the building housing the German Parliament, the Reichstag, began to burn. Gazing with pleasure at the flames that night, Hitler said: “This fire is just the beginning.” Whether or not the Nazis set the fire, Hitler saw the political opportunity: “There will be no mercy now.