A dictator just assumed the U.S. presidency and immediately surrounded himself with his family members. Prof. Tapas Sen, a brilliant physicist, remembers the scenario well. In his youth, it was the “Iron Lady of India” making her two sons powerful, when the younger one havocked the rule of democracy. As opposition grew, there came the dark days of the “Emergency Rule” of jailing the opposition leaders, shutting down the free press while ruling the country by spreading fear.
How much of that will repeat in U.S.? Dr. Sen does not know the answer, but it has been keeping him up all night.