'There’s no escaping the conclusion that he regards violence as a legitimate political tool,' says Diane Ravitch, who recommends this column. 'Perhaps you remember the crowds chanting 'Lock her up!' at the GOP convention. That's the least of it. His longtime confidant Roger Stone has talked about a “bloodbath” if Trump loses, and Stone has suggested that Clinton should be “executed.” There have been a score of violent confrontations at Trump events, among supporters, opponents, journalists and staff. Shouts of “hang the b*tch” are not uncommon at Trump rallies.Trump has made a point of hinting, implying, and encouraging physical actions against demonstrators and against his opponent.He has the mindset of a dictator, a strong man, a guy who must flaunt his testosterone. He is scary. The smell of fascism is in the air,' concludes Ravitch after reading Milbank's piece.