Tocqueville shrewdly observed that in democracies the passion for equality flattens everything down to the same dull mediocrity. Men will even cede exceptional power to the state to do the flattening.
The culture that Donald Trump addresses is not, of course, the culture the media acknowledge as modern and up to date. The voters who pulse to Trump’s battle cries haven’t gotten the message.
With the stage being set for Cold War II, Americans ought to be asking themselves just what they got out of the original.
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In his latest Sputnik Radio International interview Srdja Trifkovic discusses the Czech Republic government’s establishment of an information unit to counter what it says is pro-Russian, anti-Western and anti-NATO propaganda. “We want to get into every smartphone,” said Milan Chovanec, the Czech interior minister.
Genuine American exceptionalism and the “America First” policies of Donald Trump don’t mean our withdrawal from the world. U.S. primacy in a multipolar system is something most countries would be prepared to accept, however grudgingly.
They are now sweeping up the confetti from the drive, whence Theresa May departed on her honeymoon. It is over.
Would termination of our Mutual Defense Treaty mean severing ties with the Filipino people? By no means.