Trumpism And One Party Rule

Face masks depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump hang for sale at a souvenir street shop in St.Petersburg, Russia, Friday, Dec. 23, 2016.
Face masks depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump hang for sale at a souvenir street shop in St.Petersburg, Russia, Friday, Dec. 23, 2016. Dmitri Lovetsky / AP Photo
Face masks depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump hang for sale at a souvenir street shop in St.Petersburg, Russia, Friday, Dec. 23, 2016.
Face masks depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump hang for sale at a souvenir street shop in St.Petersburg, Russia, Friday, Dec. 23, 2016. Dmitri Lovetsky / AP Photo

Trumpism And One Party Rule

As observers compare recent controversial firings by President Trump to the actions of autocratic governments, we turn to University of Michigan history professor Juan Cole for context. Cole publishes the blog Informed Comment and recently explored the subject in an article titled “Which Middle East Authoritarian Leader is Trump Most Like?”