Main argument of the article: America is unable to do justice to fascism and authoritarianism and this moral failure is going to weight on american people for long after an (hypothetical) impeachment.
« We are trying for a President to be tried for the least bad thing he’s done — not his true evils. Among a long, long list of truly terrible and horrific evils to choose from: building camps, putting kids in them, tearing families apart, inciting violence, dehumanizing vulnerable people, and so forth.
We might feel a sense of strength and power now [if we would impeach him] — but that is just mania, just frenzy, a high. What trying a monster for the least bad thing he has done tells history and the world how weak the society which tries him really is. […]
America will not be respected again. At least not in our lifetimes. Its friends will abandon it, its enemies will laugh at it. And in its own eyes, too, it will lose self-respect. That much is deserved for those who give evil a free pass. Isn’t it? »