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The Breach: How the Looming Constitutional Crisis Could Play Out

Lindsay E. Beyerstein

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From his hesitation to denounce Nazis in Charlottesville to his attacks on the free press, President Donald Trump is governing like an authoritarian. This approach threatens to bring the president into conflict with Congress, the courts, and even the military. Yascha Mounk, a lecturer on government at Harvard University and a columnist at Slate, joins host Lindsay Beyerstein to explore Mounk’s hypothesis that Trump is “an authoritarian by instinct” and the myriad ways his governing style may bring about a genuine constitutional crisis.


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