Monthly Archives: October 2020

A Plea To Voters in the 2020 Election

(This is an unedited reprint of my essay from four years ago, “To My Grandchildren on the Eve of the 2016 American Presidential Election.”)

“The Republican Party has become an insurgent outlier — ideologically extreme; contemptuous of the inherited social and economic regime; scornful of compromise; unpersuaded by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition.” Continue reading A Plea To Voters in the 2020 Election

Summary of “Last Exit From Autocracy”

David Frum, a former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, has penned an article in The Atlantic that is both astute and terrifying—“Last Exit From Autocracy: America survived one Trump term. It wouldn’t survive a second.” It begins,

The most important ballot question in 2020 is not Joe Biden versus Donald Trump, or Democrat versus Republican. The most important question is: Will Trump get away with his corruption—will his crooked and authoritarian tactics succeed?

If the answer is yes, be ready for more. Much more.

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