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Andrew Lanham is a J.D. candidate at the University of Michigan Law School and a Ph.D. candidate in English at Yale University.
Since World War II, the United States has spread its style of policing—and police technology—around the world as a way to exert control. This link between modern policing and the national security state means they will have to be democratized together.
The United States has a long history of blaming Asian immigrants for outbreaks of disease. Every time, democracy and public health suffer.
Since its origins, the United States has grappled with the role of the military in a democracy. Given Trump's latest moves, do the people still decide who will be killed in their name?
Trump's populism, like that of Reagan before him, can be resisted through grassroots protest.
W. E. B. Du Bois may be our keenest critic of Trumpism today.
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