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Sat Feb 24, 2018, 01:35 PM Feb 2018

Timothy Snyder: Trump May Use Russian Interference as a Pretext for Canceling Elections [View all]

In his 2017 New York Times bestselling book On Tyranny, Yale historian Timothy Snyder warned that the American people only had one year to stop Donald Trump from causing serious and perhaps irreversible harm to our democracy, as well as other social and political institutions.

Snyder's concerns were centered on how the rule of law, reality and truth, civil and human rights, and the ways Americans interact with each other as members of a shared community would come under assault by Trump and his allies' agenda. He also sounded the alarm about the possibility that the Trump administration could stage its own version of Nazi Germany's "Reichstag fire" as a way of declaring a national emergency in order to consolidate power.

In many ways, Snyder's On Tyranny has proven eerily prescient. How has America endured under Trump's rule? Is there a way to bring Trump's voters and the Republican Party back to normal politics? What does their reaction to Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election reveal about the health of American democracy? Can our be saved, and eventually redeemed?



An opinion that has a possibility because of the criminals we have in Washington..

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No DavidDvorkin Feb 2018 #1
+100 Sneederbunk Feb 2018 #3
I got mega-flamed for suggesting such a thing was in the realm of possibility CanonRay Feb 2018 #2
Only if he wants to find out how fast his fat ass will be removed from the building. NightWatcher Feb 2018 #4
Exercise caution... magicarpet Feb 2018 #5
This just makes us look silly GulfCoast66 Feb 2018 #6
Right. DavidDvorkin Feb 2018 #7
Utter nonsense. mythology Feb 2018 #8
9/11 occurred on the day of the NYS primaries. no_hypocrisy Feb 2018 #9
He'll start a war for cover. duforsure Feb 2018 #10
As bad as Trump is, hes not going up cancel the elections Oneironaut Feb 2018 #11
Maybe that would be a good thing ProudLib72 Feb 2018 #12
He cant Clarity2 Feb 2018 #13
Bunch of crap. n/t Downtown Hound Feb 2018 #14
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