During illiberal regimes, liberals invariably do the best they can to resist and prepare for life after liberation. Leaders of the Resistance are often key members of the new governments.
This happened in Europe after 1945 and after liberation from Napoleon in Prussia after Prussia’s defeat at the battle of Jena in 1806.
The post-Trump era may begin sooner than you think.
This is how David Brooks ended his column in The New York Times on November 11: “Trump’s bigotry, dishonesty and promise-breaking will have to be denounced. We can’t go morally numb. But he needs to be replaced with a program that addresses the problems that fueled his assent. After all, the guy will probably resign or be impeached within a year. The future is closer than you think.”