In his approach to science, Donald Trump is following in the footsteps of autocrats of the past. Will the result be similarly disastrous for the United States — and the rest of the world as well?
The only force that could stop Trump if he ever tried to violate the Constitution would not be the Democrats, but probably the U.S. military.
Far from being a unique phenomenon, Trump actually shares striking characteristics with a host of historical figures.
Making personal loyalty the measure of all government, as Donald Trump does, was tried in the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin.
Putin embarked on yet another re-election bid, making full use of his constitutional changes over the years.
The surprising way in which historical choices present themselves in cycles that are 100 years apart.