America Can Become Afghanistan.

America Can Become Afghanistan. AUGUST 17, 2021 / JOHN PAVLOVITZ I’ve seen this movie before. Watching the Taliban gloating in the Presidential palace in Kabul this week after violently overthrowing the government there, gave me major January 6th déjà vu. The muscle memory of that day kicked in again: the disbelief and shock, the stark helplessness, theContinue reading “America Can Become Afghanistan.”

Ruth Ben-Ghiat on the danger of strongmen leaders

It’s a common mistake to think of Trump as a madman but Trump’s strongman tactics are more predictable than they seem. Political commentator and New York University professor Ruth Ben-Ghiat explains why. She writes: “I’M NOT the one trying to undermine American democracy. I’m the one who’s trying to save it,” Donald Trump told theContinue reading “Ruth Ben-Ghiat on the danger of strongmen leaders”