An adviser is not a czar, at least not as the term was used when the nation’s first Secretary of Energy had grouped under his authority numerous formerly-independent executive agencies, or the first Secretary of Education similarly, or the first “Director of National Intelligence,” or “Secretary of Homeland Security” (didn’t they used to call that “defense”?!?!?!).
An adviser has no direct power; a “czar” has LOTS of power. If you have LOTS of “czars,” that’s a contradiction, because their power is diluted.
Go back to the dictionary, fascists. “Are advisers unamerican?” Only if an “American” President is required to be an expert in every area of government or administration! I used to think they were electing a National Pastor, but now it seems they want to elect a god!!! Now that’s “godless”!
As for “dictatorial style,” look to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney; as for “secrecy,” look to Cheney’s secret energy policy meetings we’re still trying to get to the bottom of.