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Why Do Democracies Fail?

Neocon David Frum predictably gets it ass-backward in this. He writes: “But the more relevant truth, as Ziblatt teaches us, is that Trump arose because of the hollowing out of conservative institutions. The Republican party could not stop him. Now it cannot restrain him. ”

Actually, just the opposite his true. When Trump wanted to send out 10,000 troops to squelch the insurrection, members of his own Cabinet, as well as the military and the Deep State, said, “Sorry, Donald, we’re not doing that. We’re not giving the game away that easily.”

By David Frum

The Atlantic

It’s suddenly a very urgent and important question. Daniel Ziblatt’s 2017 book arrives just in time to deliver a powerful and supremely relevant answer.

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