Fareed Zakaria on the most important lesson of the Trump presidency

“If this becomes the new norm, then we’re starting to look like Latin America 40 years ago.”

Twenty years ago, CNN’s Fareed Zakaria noticed a disturbing trend: The governments of ostensibly democratic countries like Pakistan and the Philippines were rolling back press freedoms and the independence of their judiciaries — largely with widespread support.

In a widely cited essay for Foreign Affairs, he argued that the crackdowns weren’t a sign that these countries were becoming...

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