President Donald Trump is different. Unlike any of his forty-four predecessors, he does not even pretend to care about constitutional rules or official protocols. He has no need for facts or norms. And in his drive to “Make America Great Again,” he discards not just the balance of powerwithin our government, but also the deeper balance between our two major myths about what made America great in the first place.
Op-ed by J.M. Opal, associate professor at McGill University and the author of Avenging the People: Andrew Jackson, the Rule of Law, and the American Nation from Oxford University Press.
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