Trump is attempting a coup in plain sight

The Extinction Chronicles

How do we cover it when it’s happening here?By Ezra Klein@ezraklein  Nov 7, 2020, 3:50pm EST

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Vox answers your biggest questions about the2020 US presidential election, which could be one of the most consequential of our lifetimes.

A few years ago, there was a boom of articles called “If it happened there,” imagining how the American press would cover this-or-that story if it happened in another country. How would we coverthe government shutdownif it happened in another country? TheFerguson protests? TheOregon militia siege?George Floyd’s murder?Mike Bloomberg?

Slate’s Joshua Keatingpopularized the form, but other outlets, includingVox, deployed it. The intent was to use the tropes of foreign coverage to create a sense of what the literary critic Darko Suvin called “cognitive estrangement” — severing…

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