- Universal values are seen as the new imperialism by authoritarians.
- The World Values Survey shows that traditional beliefs and intolerance still persist.
- China argues that universal values are imposed on people who seek security and stability.
- Universal values are actually valuable and fortify societies against insecurity.
- Countries that manage change well rely on tolerance, free expression, and individual inquiry.
Authoritarians are on the march
Authoritarians argue that universal values are the new imperialism, imposed on people who want security and stability instead. The World Values Survey shows how traditional beliefs and intolerance persist, but universal values are valuable and fortify societies against insecurity.