‘There need to be mass protests’: Authoritarianism experts say time is running out for Americans to stop Trump


“The system is enabling Trump,” Jason Stanley, a Yale philosophy professor who wrote “How Fascism Works,” told Insider.

“There need to be mass protests,” he said. “The Republican Party is betraying democracy, and these are historical times. Someone has got to push back.

“The deeply worrying moment is when you start to become a one-party state,” Stanley added. “The Republican Party has shown that it has no interest in multi-party democracy … They are much more concerned with power, with consolidating power.”

Stanley said recent actions by Republicans and Trump were “straight from the literature on authoritarianism.”