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“How to Destroy a Government”—In The Atlantic’s April issue, George Packer reveals how President Trump is winning his war on American institutions, and argues that a second term will irrevocably harm what remains.

When Donald Trump took office, there was a sense among career bureaucrats that the new president would be outmatched by the vast United States government. Seasoned officials would serve as “the adults” in the room, deflecting the new president’s worst ideas, waiting out his impulses, and protecting the State and Justice Departments from lasting harm. They were smarter than Trump was, and they would outlast him. Three years later, those “adults” are gone, and, as one former high-ranking government lawyer says, those who still think they can contain the president are “fooling themselves”—Trump is “light-years ahead of them.” “How …read more

Source:: The Atlantic