The American Scholar


THE ASSAULTS ON DEMOCRATIC culture in America come not single spies but in battalions. We focus on the twitterer-in-chief and his crackpot potshots, but the attacks emanate from all three branches of the federal government, as well as from the legislatures, executives, and judiciaries in

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