207. The Most Important Election: Trump & the End of Electoral Democracy in the U.S.

“This is the most important election of our lifetime” is something we hear every election cycle in this era of hyper-polarization. For this episode, Scott is joined by YouTube essayist and politico, Yusuf Takes, for a discussion of why that statement is true this time, in 2020. In this conversation, Scott and Yusuf explore his recent YouTube video essay “Is #Trump Becoming a Dictator” and breakdown some of his analysis of why Trump, uniquely among American Presidents, encompasses each of the dictatorial characteristics as defined by those who study how and why democracies slide into despotism.

Is #Trump Becoming a Dictator? | Why Democracy’s on the Ballot in 2020

Additional Resources:

How Democracies Die

It Could Happen Here

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