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Large numbers of Americans want a strong, rough, anti-democratic leader

By Tarah Williams, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Allegheny College
Andrew Bloeser, Associate Professor of Political Science; Director, Center for Political Participation, Allegheny College
Brian Harward, Professor of Political Science, Allegheny College
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It might be comforting to think that American democracy has made it past the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection. But our research shows that a wide range of the American people, of all political stripes, seek leaders who are fundamentally anti-democratic.

It’s true that many who participated in the insurrection are facing consequences, including prison time. Many candidates for state office who falsely claimed that…The Conversation

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