Catastrophe in the Making

In a Washington Post op-ed last evening, Georgetown Law professor Rosa Brooks describes “war games” recently held to consider several plausible scenarios on the day of and following this November’s presidential election. Unless Biden wins in a landslide, which presently looks highly unlikely, tactics of Trump and his authoritarian enablers will almost certainly produce violence and a Constitutional crisis. Significantly, what was once called “American democracy” is increasingly often referred to as “the American experiment,” as in “The American experiment may soon be coming to an end.”