Nina Khrushcheva isn’t just the granddaughter of former Soviet dictator Nikita Khrushchev, she is an international affairs professor at The New School in New York City. So it’s fair to say that when she speaks of authoritarian rule, she is coming from a place of knowledge.
After hearing President Trump’s attack on the First Amendment yesterday, Khrushcheva decided to speak out against the president whom she sees as not only employing tactics of Soviet tyranny, but embodying the traits of the most brutal leader of the former USSR: Josef Stalin. (Below.)
Khrushcheva’s words, should be enough to put any free thinking American on red alert about the state of American leadership — but then, most of us already are. The question remains, when will Congress will show the courage to act on Donald Trump’s threat to American democracy.
“Somewhere on the way to his real estate/reality TV career he forgot his lessons in civics and American democracy from high school. Or maybe he always had an ‘F’ in those subjects; being rich, he didn’t and still doesn’t think they apply to him. For that we are all paying dearly.
“And the longer he stays in, offering more and more somewhat Stalinesque amendments to American democracy, the more autocratic erosion to this once wonderful system we will experience.”