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The rise of American authoritarianism - Vox

Fascinating (terrifying?) article about the rise of authoritarian America, Republicans and Trump. Worth your time to read. 

For decades, the Republican Party has been winning over authoritarians by implicitly promising to stand firm against the tide of social change, and to be the party of force and power rather than the party of negotiation and compromise. But now it may be discovering that its strategy has worked too well —and threatens to tear the party apart.