American democratic project depends on pluralism, anti-authoritarian leaders
If you want to see which way American democracy is headed, look not at Nazi Germany. Look at Turkey. Comparisons between Geert Wilders of the Netherlands and Steve King of Iowa can't hurt, either. The mixture of authoritarianism and cultural purity is deadly. Unfortunately, civil conflict over matters of cultural purity helps install authoritarian leaders.
If Americans cannot preserve pluralism - which in part means melting pot politics - that's another important piece of our democratic culture to fall into the river.
Turkey President Erdogan: ‘Nazism is Alive in the West’ Because Netherlands, Germany Not Allowing Pro-Erdogan Rallies: Protesters clash with police in the Netherlands as Geert Wilders takes advantage ahead of Dutch elections this week.