Putin, Trump, and Liberalism
Putin asked Trump if he, Trump, agreed that “Western-style liberalism” was dead. Trump, obviously out of his depth, mumbled something. But what gets me is that a lot of people don’t think Putin was correct. Seems to me that such liberalism disappeared some time ago, about the time when JFK was assassinated, followed by the murders of MLK, Malcolm X, and RFK. Or I might surmise that such liberalism died when the establishment dismantled, repressed, and subverted the promise of the 60s. LBJ, Vietnam, and Nixon killed off liberalism, which was then buried by Reagan and Clinton. And any resurrection seems extremely improbable.