Unlike most Americans, I’ve lived through authoritarianism and fascism. I’m one of the lucky few to have survived it. This is the kind of thing that gives us survivors chills for a reason. We feel a terrible sense of deja vu. What we experienced — the violence and brutality and silence of authoritarian implosion — has now come to the country our parents fled to. America.
It is happening here. And American democracy has less than 50 days to prove itself worthy of the title.
But do Americans really yet understand what any of that means?