A Popular Front to Stop Trump
Even in stable democracies, moderates find it difficult to compete against the overheated rhetoric and outlandish promises of radical demagogues. Reasonable leaders are expected to produce results, a bar that is constantly lowered and eventually discarded altogether by autocrats.
January 28, 2020
Resistance Means More Than Voting
When former president Barack Obama called on the nation to oppose Donald Trump last week, he said there was only one way to do it, by voting. That is a plausible argument, one that has been used in the past to oppose every kind of civil disobedience. Vote, of course. But there is no reason to think that voting is the sole allowable form of resistance.
September 10, 2018