The myth of the modernizing dictator

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www.washingtonpost.com—Authoritarians will do authoritarian things. It is a perilous and self-serving fantasy to believe otherwise.

Ben Shapiro: The Myth of Obama, the Myth of Trump and the Reality of Elections. In the aftermath of this week's midterm elections, in which Democrats gained 34 House seats and lost an additional three Senate seats, an odd emotional disconnect took place. Democrats, who had just won control of the House, seemed disappointed in their victory; they had expected a sweeping tsunami to carry them from Arizona across Texas and through Florida. They seemed borderline despondent that their extraordinarily dislike for President Trump hadn't translated into historic gains. Meanwhile,...