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Sun Feb 19, 2017, 10:43 AM

 

Autocracy: Rules for Survival by Masha Gessen

This was mentioned on the Maher show last night it is a good read:

“Thank you, my friends. Thank you. Thank you. We have lost. We have lost, and this is the last day of my political career, so I will say what must be said. We are standing at the edge of the abyss. Our political system, our society, our country itself are in greater danger than at any time in the last century and a half. The president-elect has made his intentions clear, and it would be immoral to pretend otherwise. We must band together right now to defend the laws, the institutions, and the ideals on which our country is based.”

That, or something like that, is what Hillary Clinton should have said on Wednesday. Instead, she said, resignedly,

We must accept this result and then look to the future. Donald Trump is going to be our president. We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead. Our constitutional democracy enshrines the peaceful transfer of power. We don’t just respect that. We cherish it. It also enshrines the rule of law; the principle [that] we are all equal in rights and dignity; freedom of worship and expression. We respect and cherish these values, too, and we must defend them.

http://www.nybooks.com/daily/2016/11/10/trump-election-autocracy-rules-for-survival/

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Sun Feb 19, 2017, 10:57 AM

1. Masha has...kept me alive? First saw her on Maddow a night or two after election when

DU was down - got a serious heads up from her about what was what - it's been painful and petrifying, but I'd rather know whasssup than not (uh - well, I think I would?!)

Her twitter acct has links to her other articles

https://mobile.twitter.com/mashagessen?lang=en

Thanks for posting, starshine!

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