The article begins with this paragraph:
“A President who invokes absolute authority to…pardon himself . An ambassador to Germany who declares he wants to…topple the German government . Senators — the most powerful people in democracy, save the President — knocking on the door of a ‘detainment center’, looking for kids separated from their parents, only to be denied by guards who…laugh at them contemptuously, call the police, and have them shooed away like nobodies .'
Shortly thereafter comes this:
“America is at a crossroads. A point of no return. A democratic society cannot really survive the three assaults above, and go on being one. They may seem like just daily events in the ongoing sad saga of a troubled nation — but they are not just that.'
Read the rest of the article. It is hard-hitting and convincing.