excerpt from Miklos Haraszti, “I watched a populist leader rise in my country. That’s why I’m genuinely worried for America,” Washington Post, 12/28/16:
…A first vital lesson from my Hungarian experience: Do not be distracted by a delusion of impending normalization. Do not ascribe a rectifying force to statutes, logic, necessities or fiascoes. Remember the frequently reset and always failed illusions attached to an eventual normalization of Vladimir Putin, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Orban.
read the whole gloomy post at Washington Post