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American democracy is a complex, self-organizing system.While Trump does not have control over the entire system – he himself is subject to its systemic forces – he has enough influence that he could cause it to fail.In situations of absolute uncertainty, it is advisable to assume the worst, and many indicators seem to point to a potential "hostile takeover" of liberal democracy by Trump and his cohorts.The most effective way to destroy a complex system is, first, to manufacture chaos. Trump has launched aggressive attacks on institutions intended to hold him accountable.Because the judicial system's design assumes that everyone will operate within it, a powerful actor operating outside of it – and, indeed, actively undermining it – could produce a system failure.Of course, Trump did not inherit a perfect system. Trump's administration – comprising largely white male billionaires – lacks the diversity and experience to advocate for policies needed to sustain a more equitable and stable system.Eventually, network dynamics will kick in to recalibrate the U.S. democratic system.
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