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lil  ·  1468 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 25th Sporadic Quotes Jubilee

I thought of the Comey book as well. A comment in an interview with Comey jumped out at me:

    Leaders like President Bush and President Obama have, when they're making hard decisions, external reference points. They think about a religious tradition or philosophy or history of the law. My experience with Donald Trump is that the only reference point is internal: 'What will give me the affirmation I crave?' . . . That is disturbing in a leader.

Also, Timothy Snyder, in On Tyranny: "Don't obey in advance."