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Trump Meets Every Major Criteria for an Authoritarian Leader

“There is real cause for concern for the health of our democratic institutions.”

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Trump Meets Every Criteria For An Authoritarian Leader

Two political scientists from Harvard University have identified four warning signs that indicate if someone poses a dangerous authoritarian risk to a nation. ... to the Civil War, has come close to ticking off all four boxes, one of the authors told Newsweek—until Donald Trump came along. Professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt have authored the new book How ...

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Ryan Sit reports for Newsweek.