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Legal Scholar James Whitman: 'Trusting in Our Institutions' May Not Be Enough to Stop Trump

Yale law professor on what the Nazis learned from American racism, and how the worst laws of the past linger on. Donald Trump is less unusual than he may appear. It’s true that he does not value democratic norms or procedures, appears eager to restrain freedom of the press, has little respect for the rule of law, has encouraged violence against his enemies, leads a cult of personality, and has used misogyny, racism and militant nationalism to advance his political goals and cement control over his followers.
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