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An enabling act could happen here

The government could obtain absolute power and we would be impotent to prevent it

Hitler's Reichstag speech promoting the bill was delivered at the Kroll Opera House

The last five years have shown that authoritarian populist nationalism is not always just for other countries. The politics and policies that once seemed to be a problem abroad have turned out to be something that can manifest just as easily in the US and the UK.

And if politics and policies can take this authoritarian turn, then so, in principle, can laws. The question then becomes how far could a government go, if it wished, in…

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