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Trump and American democracy’s time of trial

By Gideon Rachman

02 Aug 2023 · 4 min read

The future of democracy in America will turn on the trials of Donald Trump — and the political turmoil that will surround them.

The latest indictment of the former president — in connection with his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election — is the most important case that Trump faces. It goes to the heart of the argument that he is a threat to American political freedom.

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