Author’s note: the conduct of Trump and his people since I wrote this have only furthered the dangerous trends highlighted below; the names may change or be added to, but the destruction of the rule of law and democratic norms remain the goals.
Team Trump’s assaults on Mueller and McCabe are only the latest salvos in an intensifying Trump/GOP war on the rule of law and democracy itself
Originally published on LinkedIn Pulse March 19, 2018
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AMMAN/TEL AVIV/HAIFA — One can easily go back to the domestic tyranny of Athenian democracy in ancient Greece, of the will of the demos often trampling over minority rights, to begin a long history of systems that were somewhat democratic and then failed, or democratic in appearance but oppressive…