Trumpism is totalitarianism’s cousin.

Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake delivered an address in the Senate in which he not only compared Trump to Stalin; he compared Stalin’s apparatchiks to Trumpists in the Republican Party.

All of a sudden, there are numerous comparisons of President Donald Trump to Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. This isn’t new, but the frequency and intensity are. I wonder if we are approaching an inflection point beyond which we won’t be arguing, when it will be plain to everyone, not just the president's detractors, that Trumpism is…

(Cover: Flickr / The White House - Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian - President Donald J. Trump listens to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, during a dinner with legislative leadership at Camp David - 5 January 2018)

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