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Myanmar underlines the importance of supporting social sciences: Autocracy starts with the violent repression of students and academics

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The current options to provide direct help to Burmese students, academics and universities are limited. Nonetheless, the case of Myanmar reminds us of how important it is to support social science and humanities around the world. To safeguard against the rising wave of autocracy we see in so many countries, universities must unite in solidarity and form timely, resolute alliances with those departments and universities under pressure.
These are the true canaries in freedom’s coalmine. Once critical thinking in universities goes down, so goes liberty more generally
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  • Myanmar, Asia, higher education, autocracy, repression, social sciences, humanities

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