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Unraveling Democracy: The GOP's Descent Into Trump's Authoritarian Grip
On this episode of The Enemies List, Rick is joined by best-selling author and former GOP strategist, Stuart Stevens. They discuss the transformation of the Republican Party under Trump's leadership, drawing parallels to historical authoritarian movements. They delve into the party's collapse, the reasons behind its shift towards Trumpism, and the potential consequences of a second Trump term, emphasizing the erosion of democratic values and institutions. The conversation highlights the challenges of opposing authoritarianism within the GOP and the need to understand and confront this political shift. Stuart Stevens’ new book, The Conspiracy to End America: Five Ways My Old Party Is Driving Our Democracy to Autocracy, is available now: Timestamps: [00:02:16] Building blocks of an autocratic movement [00:06:23] The Financiers [00:13:10] A strain of cruelty [00:19:39] Treating Putin as the hero [00:22:23] Losing control of the party [00:28:10] Authoritarian hallmark's [00:32:05] What a second term looks like Follow Resolute Square: Instagram Twitter TikTok Find out more at Resolute Square Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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