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The Chickens Come Home to the Coup

The Chickens Come Home to the Coup

By fomenting a violent uprising against democratic rule last week, President Trump did something unique in American history. He unleashed terror in his own country. Previous presidents have only done that abroad.

A billboard in Managua shows Nicaragua’s president, Daniel Ortega, and his wife, Rosario Murillo, the vice president. Ortega reclaimed the presidency in 2007 and has held it since; his family controls much of the country's media.INTI OCÓN/NYT

This is how other democracies have died

With American democracy pushed to the breaking point, the fate of other formerly free countries could soon be ours, too.