While I agree that America is at a historical crossroads - this article reads a bit too sensationalist for me. The author is effectively saying, "other civilizations in history have fallen, therefore the only possible outcome for America is full-on authoritarianism." Yes, the current situation is bad, very bad, probably worse than ever before. Does that mean that a complete destruction of our democracy is inevitable? Absolutely not.
This hits so close to home, I just hope there are enough 'rabble-rousers' in this country that it doesn't come to outright authoritarinism.
God this is a powerful - and deeply scary - piece.