Opinion: Understanding the Dangers Facing the Future of Democracy

Winston Churchill famously said: “Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it.”

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) The history of the bizarre political events of the past few weeks in the US might best be avoided here by understanding the dangers facing the future of democracy there and elsewhere throughout the world. Perhaps this understanding can provide some useful lessons for Brazilians, if it is not too late.

Donald Trump richly deserved to be impeached and lose his presidency as a result of his use of his office to extort the Ukraine, a US ally fighting against Russian incursion on their territory, to release already authorized and urgently needed military aid in . . .

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