The Problems Run Deeper Than Trump

Source: Liberal Currents
by Sam Mace

“Authors Steven Livitsky and Daniel Ziblatt wrote How Democracies Die in 2018 to great fanfare and applause. … How Democracies Die argued for proceduralism as the appropriate method for neutering the danger that increased polarisation posed then and still poses today. Rather than throwing everything at dethroning Trump from the Presidency, the Democrats would have been better to operate on a broad based opposition coalition against the President. Summoning up popular support against a President elected on a narrow and ever narrowing electoral pathway would not only deny Trump a second term but it could have turned down the heat of the political temperature of the nation. Despite this advice it is hard to say if anyone took it.” (05/14/24)