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How This Will End

Sooner or later, tyrants are always abandoned by their followers.

  • Eliot A. Cohen
  • The Atlantic

Michael Gerson, one of the most eloquent and principled critics of Donald Trump, insists that we are at June 1973, the moment when John Dean’s testimony broke the dam that a year later swept Richard Nixon off into disgrace.

U.S. President Donald Trump stands in the Oval Office following an interview with Reuters at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 27, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - HP1ED4S02UA7U

Others agree: This is an inflection point. And yet an equally well-informed friend insists, “I no longer believe in political inflection points and neither should you.”

Who knows?

But even if we do not recognize the turning points in the moment, we can anticipate what the end…

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