Harvard professor Daniel Ziblatt slammed Trump for endangering U.S. democracy in a television appearance on CNN to promote his new book: How Democracies Die.
Ziblatt, a professor of government at Harvard University, outlined four key warning signs that authoritarians like Trump exhibit before democracies are destroyed.
(1) Weak commitment to democratic rules
(2) Denies legitimacy of opponents
(3) Tolerates violence
(4) Willing to curtail civil liberties
Unfortunately for U.S. democracy, Trump exhibits all four warning signs on a regular basis. While Ziblatt’s book focused on the Trump campaign, the authoritarian behavior on display from the White House has continued to worsen after 13 months in office.
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