That was a big reason why Harvard professor Steven Levitsky, along with his colleague Daniel Ziblatt, published the 2018 book "How Democracies Die."
The speed and the extent to which the Republican Party has been Trumpified is way beyond anything that we expected.
One of the two major parties has now basically given up on playing by democratic rules of the game.
You mention in your book the idea of using democratic methods to save our democracy, one being the election.
What I did not anticipate is that the vast bulk of the Republican Party would go along with it.
Trump could go into exile to Iceland tomorrow, he could pass away tomorrow, and that's not going to end this.
Obviously, enacting reforms is really difficult now because it's difficult to peel away even a single Republican vote. »