Anne Applebaum (@anneapplebaum )

Anne Applebaum

Bio Author of RED FAMINE, GULAG and IRON CURTAIN. Staff writer @TheAtlantic. Senior Fellow @SAISHopkins and @SNFAgoraJHU. New book coming in the summer....
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Android : In the past 24 hours, several senior American generals have spoken out to remind Americans that they serve the constitution, not the president. Where are the senior Republicans? Why don't they offer a similar message? Here is my explanation:
theatlantic.com/magazine/archi…

Android : John Kelly on Trump's tweets claiming he fired Mattis:

“The president did not fire him. He did not ask for his resignation. The president has clearly forgotten how it actually happened or is confused."

washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/06…

Android : Every Soldier and Department of the Army Civilian swears an oath to support and defend the Constitution. That includes the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. U.S. Army National Guard

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Twitter Web App : Mattis is a man of honor, courage, dignity and self-sacrifice; Trump does not even know what those words mean.

When Mattis speaks, Trump cowers, because Mattis has moral authority and Trump does not.

In Washington Post Opinions: wapo.st/3dAdGfA

Twitter Web App : "Solidarność jest możliwa, skoro już tu naprawdę była. To nie idealistyczne wyobrażenie, ale powrót do najlepszej mentalnie przeszłości." Ośrodek KARTA
rp.pl/Publicystyka/2…

Twitter Web App : Defying a government ban and threats to prosecute attendees, thousands of people in Hong Kong have shown up at a Tiananmen vigil (but are still social distancing)

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Twitter Web App : 1. On Saturday, Facebook began running an ad from Georgia Congressional candidate that urged people to shoot "looting hoards" with AR15s

popular.info/p/facebook-run…

Twitter Web App : Today is the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre.

Trump: “When the students poured into Tiananmen Square, the Chinese government almost blew it. Then they were vicious, they were horrible, but they put it down with strength. That shows you the power of strength.”

Twitter Web App : 📺 Donald J. Trump is no longer hiding that he’s a brazen authoritarian, so desiring of control and power that he’s willing to turn our once peaceful cities into war zones.

#AmericaOrTrump

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Twitter Web App : Marine Corps General John Allen, who led the global coalition against ISIS: “The slide of the United States into illiberalism may well have begun on June 1, 2020. Remember the date. It may well signal the beginning of the end of the American experiment.”

foreignpolicy.com/2020/06/03/tru…

Twitter Web App : The lesson of Donald Trump's life is: There is no such thing as rock bottom. So, assume that the worst is yet to come. washingtonpost.com/opinions/no-on…

Twitter Web App : June 4: Anniversary of Chinese crushing of Tianamen Square protests, 1989. Also anniversary of the Polish elections that led to the end of communism, first in Poland then in Europe, 1989. History does not move in a straight line.