David Harsanyi on Michael Bloomberg's Authoritarian Instincts

World Bank FlickrWorld Bank FlickrNew York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is an authoritarian. He's not an authoritarian in the way Josef Stalin or Pol Pot was authoritarian, but every instinct tells you he's a man who would use any power given to him to govern every aspect of public and private life whenever necessary -- or, more precisely, whenever he finds it necessary, which is frequently. All said, argues David Harsanyi, he's exactly the type of person who makes the Constitution a necessity.

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