Sometimes being a history professor is painful, in the sense that one has such an overview of what has happened before that it becomes painful to watch us repeat the same old follies. I communicate that to history majors with this cartoon:
What ancient folly are we currently experiencing?
Of course, it’s worked so well wherever it has been tried:
And now, in the person of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrats have their new “star.” This happens periodically, whenever either party thinks it has found a political savior:
Fortunately, we have the news media to help us think through all controversies intelligently:
Well, maybe not.
Place not your trust in political saviors or promises of utopia through “benevolent” government. There is only One we can trust for the future.