For the last forty years, a determined attack on our democracy has been funded by a small cadre of right wing billionaires. The leaders of this effort are determined to ensure that the decisions of government benefit the corporations and the wealthy, and they have recognized that in order to win on the substance—taxation, deregulation, shrinking government, preventing redistribution—they have to undercut the very structures of our democracy.
Recent events in Charlottesville have shaken the nation. I don’t think many predicted that in 2017 we would need a national conversation about growing fascism in our country and the role of the President of the United States in fostering it. If there was any...