The Greatest Danger

It may be that the greatest danger to American democracy isn’t Trump, an outsized plastic bag of toxic hot air that is leaking at an increasing rate and appears destined to become a deflated pile of rubbish to be carted away, but religious nationalists who believe that our country should be an authoritarian Christian Republic. Powerful, billionaire-backed people, including justices of the Supreme Court, senators, and representatives, are members of, or sympathetic to, this high-powered movement, distinguished by, as Katherine Stewart, in a New York Times op-ed, puts it, a “radical political ideology that is profoundly hostile to democracy and pluralism.”