The MAGA Presidency and the Pentagon
There are two ways to defend democracy and only one is electoral
Some quick thoughts about the national security state under a MAGA presidency.
I’m triggered (in a good way), by a smart, disturbing read from Andrea Mazzarino about how the Pentagon is positioned to go full MAGA fash under Trump.
Her take is that a Trump-loyalist deep state would be a nightmare (obviously), but also that it’s more than plausible and that the Pentagon would be a stronghold for it.
She doesn’t go too far into it in the piece, but the reason Trump will be able to purge the civil service and stock it with fascists whereas he could not during his first presidency is precisely because…