John Oliver's latest deep dive takes a look at 1 very troubling global trend

If you thought John Oliver was going to pick a lighter topic to round off his most recent series, you'd be wrong.

Yep: the latest issue up for discussion is the fairly unnerving global trend of countries electing authoritarian leaders to power — from Vladimir Putin's ongoing reign in Russia to Brazil's recent appointment of the far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro.

In the clip above, Oliver breaks down exactly what makes an "authoritarian" leader — from projecting strength and...


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