Last Exit from Autocracy October 23, 2020October 23, 2020 That’s David Frum’s Atlantic article. Recommended.
6 thoughts on “Last Exit from Autocracy”
Apropos for this thread:
Also, two recent news items:
Indications that Trump wants to fire the AG and FBI director because they’re not delivering politically damaging information on Biden.
I believe Trump issued an executive order to remove civil service protections, making it easier to fire federal employees.
He has strongly signaled he won’t except the election results; he’s made public comments that he wants to hinder the collection of mail-in ballots; he’s inciting and encouraging violence from right wing groups.
In their efforts to be fair and measures, centrists can sometimes be really annoying, especially if they take this approach too far. I don’t think Brendan Nyhan, a Dartmouth political science professor, goes too far per se, but his measured approach, which often involved pushing back against public square Cassandras, could be a little annoying. And that’s the approach he’s been taking for most of the Trump presidency. No longer. Here’s a thread where he starkly warns we’re in a “democratic emergency.”
Yeah I read this a couple of days ago. I don’t really have anything to say about it.
To what extent do you agree with it? And do you think it’s too hyperbolic?
I just wanted you to know you weren’t alone in reading it. I honestly and truly have nothing to say. I’m already not sleeping well, and haven’t been for weeks.
OK, I appreciate the response, and for letting me know that I was alone in reading it. Hope you can sleep better.