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The president-elect’s appointments “are indicative of forthcoming policy decisions that will increase the attack on democratic institutions and public goods,” says the scholar (pictured). The president-elect’s appointments “are indicative of forthcoming policy decisions that will increase the attack on democratic institutions and public goods,” says the scholar (pictured).

Courage and Hope in the Age of the New Authoritarianism

Debates over whether Donald Trump was a fascist or Hillary Clinton was a right-wing warmonger and tool of Wall Street were a tactical diversion. The real questions that should have been debated during the election include: What measures could have been taken to prevent the United States from sliding further into a distinctive form of authoritarianism?

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