“Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy . . .” – Plato, The Republic, circa 375 B.C. Leave it to the Republicans, and the “American experiment with fascism,” as a former White House official wrote, will become something permanent. Our democracy will be nothing more than a veneer, as in Hungary. And this un-American backdrop as More
In all the discussions of fascism we might fail to note the way Trump consciously or not is cleverly undermining the democratic idea, his wish to declare ’emergency powers’ being a case in point: an uncanny push into dictatorial terrain…Over and over Trump gives the impression of being hypnotized and ‘directed’ into his next move….