Rest assured, there are already plans in place to turn this country into Argentina under Galtieri, if not Chile under Pinochet. The New York Times has produced a truly scarifying piece of reporting that leaves no doubt what’s at stake in courtrooms right now, and at the polling stations all over the country in 2024. It is no exaggeration to say that what’s on the line is not only the American democratic experiment, but also the basic idea of self-government itself.

Read the rest of Charlie Pierce’s piece at Esquire Politics