Yes. Best outcome will be a revolution replaced by a more western democracy, but unsure what the likelihood of that is.
Was Truman the proto-Trump?
Trump is only shocking to people unfamiliar with presidential history.
Yes, and sow the ground with salt.
Victor Davis Hanson on the appeal of the West:
America remains the exceptional Western nation, whose influence and stature transcend the size of its economy and population, and its vast land mass of rich natural resources. Its cocktail of property rights, unfettered oil and gas development, muscular national defense, gun rights, religiosity, free-market economics, limited government, philanthropy, and great private universities is, again, unlike anything in the West.
Likewise, its excesses that arise from the marriage of free-market affluence and constitutionally protected unfettered expression, in the eyes of the world, appear often as license and indulgence. Certainly, the First and Second Amendments, the National Football League, rap music, the U.S. Marine Corps, Silicon Valley, Wall Street, the Ivy League, or 24/7 cable news could not originate elsewhere.
The result is that America exists both as the world’s refuge and its beacon, the sole place where individuals can find a safe harbor. Only in America can the individual remain free and able to live his life under the assumption that the major decisions of his life are his own and not predicated on state approval. Only in the United States does the rags to riches story still exist, given that neither regulation, the deep state, nor an entrenched aristocracy can fully suppress entrepreneurs or aspiring capitalists.
A key goal of my Outer Space Treaty project is to extend this to the solar system. Speaking of which, Michael Listner has an analysis of the latest U.S. legislation along these lines.
Sarah Hoyt (who would know): A remembrance of May Days past.
A century after the war, an interesting example of how Twitter can be a useful medium for a photoessay.
One of the most chilling abandoned places in the world is France's Red Zone, or "Zone Rouge".
Over 100 years ago, the First World War so devastated the landscape here that people are still forbidden to enter, & the zone has become a ghostly & overgrown place. pic.twitter.com/fPDL4URKmV
— Paul 🌹📚 Cooper (@PaulMMCooper) April 25, 2018
There is a whole young generation that has no idea how immoral and corrupt Bill and Hillary Clinton are. Now that the ice has been broken with Chappaquidick, I’d like to see a mini-series on their crimes in the 90s that the media refused to cover at the time.
…is ignorance about school violence, that has resulted in more of it.