Authoritarian leaders like Vladimir Putin are wrong to think that their regimes will dominate the future and liberal democracies will somehow die out.
Right before the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, Putin said he thinks western liberalism is obsolete. But many western leaders countered his statement by pointing out that Russia has a slow, static economy and depends upon fluctuating oil production for government revenue.
They also pointed out that Putin has recently needed to deal with growing civil resistance.
They retorted that Putin, like other authoritarian leaders, would love to see western liberal values die out since democracy and human rights already jeopardize his position as a leader and his capacity to control his people.