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February 27, 2017

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Bob-B

It is worth recalling that there were those who suggested that the US was on the way to being a fascist state under George W. Bush:

http://newpol.org/content/bush-administration-fascist

He is now praised by Guardian:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/27/the-guardian-view-on-george-w-bush-a-welcome-return

I don't think the same will happen with Trump, but it is clearly important not to go over the top in criticisms of his administration.

Bob-B

Here is something by Norman Geras which is relevant in the present context:

http://normblog.typepad.com/normblog/2007/04/the_laundrylist.html

Jib Halyard

You don't need to compare Trump to Hitler to conclude that he is an uniquely unfit president.
A closer match would be with Hugo Chavez, who also won an election and also didn't seem to understand economics or constitutional niceties.

Bob-B

Agreed. But, of course, some on the Left are never going to attack Trump along those lines.

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