Thursday, March 03, 2016

From Obama to Trump: The Caesarism Problem

Ross Douthat analyzes the shift in The New York Times. An excerpt:

In the process, he’s cut the legs from under principled liberal critiques of executive power, and weakened the American left’s role as a bulwark against Caesarism. Which makes it altogether fitting — if deeply unfortunate — that his reward is the rise of a right-wing Caesarist whose authoritarian style and outrageous promises makes George W. Bush look like Cato the Younger.

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