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Is American Still Safe for Democracy?

Posted on AllSides May 9th, 2017
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The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States—a man who has praised dictators, encouraged violence among supporters, threatened to jail his rival, and labeled the mainstream media as “the enemy”—has raised fears that the United States may be heading toward authoritarianism. While predictions of a descent into fascism are overblown, the Trump presidency could push the United States into a mild form of what we call “competitive authoritarianism”—a system in which meaningful democratic institutions exist yet the government abuses state power to disadvantage its opponents.

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https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/united-states/2017-04-17/america-still-safe-democracy

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