Trump is most like these leaders

When democracies die, they die slowly, and very often at the hands of voting constituents. For Harvard professor Daniel Ziblatt, who has studied the rise and fall of democracies around the world, one of the biggest indicators of a dying democracy is electing an authoritarian leader. The co-author of the New York Times best-selling book “How Democracies Die” outlines the “four key hallmarks” for identifying an authoritarian leader and why it's a terrible sign for the country's future when he or she takes power.

In the video, Ziblatt analyses how authoritarian leaders can get elected through a democratic institution and if it's possible to change course.To learn more about why democracies fail around the world, watch the full interview here.

And tune into SalonTV's live shows, "Salon Talks" and "Salon Stage", daily at noon ET / 9 a.m. PT and 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT, streaming live on Salon, Facebook and Periscope.

More From This Week on SalonTV