For John, BLUF: Here it is in the last sentence (BLUF)—"Once the door to the criminalization of political and ideological disagreement is opened, it may be near impossible to close it." Nothing to see here; just move along.
This is from PBS and Mr Shadi Hamid, who is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. The Dateline is 18 October 2017.
I will let him explain it.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff