Europe and the United States are seeing glimpses of the ultimate leftist trajectory — a mixture of Greece and Detroit, de facto non-enforcement of the law, the Iranian nuke deal, a new McCarthyism, and race, class, and gender hatred — and are becoming afraid and perhaps appalled. A growing number of people sense that 21st century leftist elites are not pragmatic working people, but a privileged sect that callously experiments with other people’s lives on the understanding that they are insulated and immune from the inevitable disasters that follow from their own ideas.The resolution will come once the various pushbacks coalesce on one or a few major objectives, such as ridding the world of fascism in 1944.
A great pushback is awakening here and abroad, but its timing, nature, and future remain mysterious.
RISING UP ANGRY.
Victor Davis Hanson sees portents of a fourth turning.