Submitted on Friday, 1/11/2019, at 11:48 AM

For a recent piece about President Donald Trump which cast his election in the tradition of right-wing populists, the New Republic examined populism and personality cults, citing experts such as Javier Corrales, Dwight W. Morrow 1895 professor of Political Science.

“Corrales … [an] expert on the Chavez regime, has written that one lesson from Venezuela’s experience is for the opposition to avoid fragmentation within the broader electorate and, when possible, polarization,” wrote journalist Alexander Hurst '12.

Rather than pursuing impeachment, said Corrales, “the opposition needs to focus on strengthening institutions of checks and balances, and embracing and defending policies that produce majoritarian consensus rather than just cater to the base.”