Democracy’s Unpluckable Feathers and Presidential Term Limits

Photo by John Tower

In her book Fascism: A Warning, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright recounts that:

“Mussolini observed that in seeking to accumulate power it is wise to do so in the manner of one plucking a chicken — feather by feather — so each squawk is heard apart from every other and the whole process is kept as muted as possible.”