Without at least an attempt at understanding where the followers come from, there can be no hope of avoiding an endless succession of dictators in the future.
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Waiting for the Stab
The real danger after the dictator’s death will arise if one conspiratorial story line with a well-defined scapegoat coalesces, either spontaneously or by deliberate propaganda.
The Autumn of the Great White Father
Much of the nonviolent action by Republican officials and operatives to suppress African American and other minority votes, and to pursue “lawfare” against ballot counting seen as likely to produce a result undesirable to the GOP, can and will proceed without the dictator.
The March on Rome Redux
Unaccountable paramilitaries will carry out the dictator’s illegal will, and they will absorb all the physical and legal risk.
The Landslide Hope
The dictator has been claiming for four years now that his loss of the 2016 popular vote by a margin of 3 million was due to fraud, so why would he react any differently to losing by 10 or 15 million votes?
Headlong Into Darkness: Preliminary Reflections on the American Dictatorship
The dictator’s assets include unquestioning support from more than 40% of the voting public, firm control of two-and-a-half of the three branches of the federal government and most state governments, and the legal obligation of the U.S. military and federal law enforcement to follow his orders.