How Democracies Die

Democracies die not with a bang, but with a slowly unfolding whimper.

That’s the crux of the book How Democracies Die, by political scientists Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, which Ezra Klein very usefully summarizes today at Vox. Klein’s account actually isn’t nearly as chilling as it could or should be. He only implies what certain bipartisan analysts have been asserting for years: that “The Republicans are the problem.” And he ignores such outrages as Republican voter suppression and Trump’s anti-immigrant fear-mongering. Read more of this post

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