The New York Review of Books
~11 min read · From 2016 · However well-intentioned, talk presuming Trump's good faith assumes that he is prepared to find common ground with his many opponents, respect the institutions of government, and repudiate almost everything he has stood for during the campaign. In short, it is treating him as a “normal” politician. There has until now been little evidence that he can be one. It might be worth considering the rules I've learned for surviving in an autocracy and salvaging your sanity and self-respect.