Authoritarianism is all around us. We see it in government, at work, and even in our local communities and schools. What can we do about it?

Ben Shapiro, host of “The Ben Shapiro Show” and editor emeritus of The Daily Wire, is the leading the charge against authoritarianism. His new book, “The Authoritarian Moment: How the Left Weaponized America’s Institutions Against Dissent,” is already a No. 1 bestseller after debuting last week.

“I think that there’s two types of authoritarianism when we think about it,” Shapiro says, explaining:

One is a sort of political authoritarianism in which the government continues to exert more and more power in the name of ‘doing good.’ And then the other sort of authoritarianism, which is unique to our moment a little bit, is the authoritarianism of the culture. The militarization of private institutions on behalf of one particular point of view, and then universally over time. And that one, I will say, is something kind of new.

Shapiro joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to talk about this authoritarian threat and why we should resist conformity. Listen to the podcast interview or read a lightly edited transcript.

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