Robert Kagan has pointedly captured the current crisis in American Politics in his recent op-ed “Our constitutional crisis is already here.” He argues that our entire constitutional system could break down in the next few years. I recommend his essay wholeheartedly, and any intelligent well-informed thinker will recognize its truth.
Kagan is an American neoconservative a co-founder of the neoconservative Project for the New American Century, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has degrees from Yale, Harvard, and a PhD in American history from American University in Washington, D.C.
For another chilling look at our dire situation, I suggest looking at “Trumpists Don’t Need Rallies Anymore,” an interview with Jason Stanley, a professor of philosophy at Yale and author of How Fascism Works, a book that interrogates the strategies deployed by fascist regimes throughout history.
Finally, the New York Times Editorial board outlines similar concerns in “Jan. 6 Was Worse Than It Looked.”
I do hope Kagan, Stanley, and the members of the New York Times Editorial board are wrong but I’m nearly certain they are right. Fascism is likely coming to American as I have been warning about for many years on this blog. Below are a sampling of posts expressing my concerns: