Andrew Sullivan argues that one of the extremes of democracy is a form of fascism. Read his article, reflect back on Prof. Chirot’s lecture(I’ve uploaded below), but also think of the ways religion and secularism either hinder this process or speed it along. http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/04/america-tyranny-donald-trump.html (Links to an external site.).
To be sure, don’t be afraid to disagree with Sullivan; he could be dead wrong–but, of course, disagree with solid reasons for refuting his argument.