Experts on authoritarianism are absolutely terrified by the Comey firing

Experts on authoritarianism are absolutely terrified by the Comey firing:

“This is very common — in semi-authoritarian and authoritarian regimes,” Erica Chenoweth, a professor at the University of Denver, tells me. “Purges, summary firings, imprisonment: These are all things that authoritarian leaders do when they attempt to rid themselves of rivals within government.”