“‘Is there no bottom?’ legions complain on Twitter, citing the president’s latest lies, incitements to violence, and flattering comments about murderous autocrats. It is precisely this absence of a bottom that draws many to leaders like Trump, who think big, make the unthinkable possible, and are open about their desire to exercise power without limits or restraints. Breaking the rules, and getting away with it, is at the center of the ethos of macho lawlessness that underpins strongman rule.” Ruth Ben-Ghiat in The New York Review of Books: Co-opt & Corrupt: How Trump Bent and Broke the GOP. Can it happen here? That question is out of date. The question now is: Can it be stopped here?