A handful of elite media executives no longer have the power to control the narrative.
Usually, these episodes are followed by a longer period of retrenchment (the Antebellum era and the Jim Crow South), but the Cold War stretched the last major conflict out for two generations.
The Greatest Generation which enacted the sweeping changes of the 1960s overwhelmingly trusted the federal government.
For decades, anti-communism was the glue that held together the diverse factions of the Right.
The specter of nuclear war with the Soviet boogeyman ensured that foreign policy took precedence over domestic policy in the United States.
The Republican Party was a far stronger institution before W.
and the neocons got behind the wheel and wrecked the country in the Iraq War.
This is how we got the War on Racism, the War on Drugs and the War on Poverty.
In retrospect, this was an unusual period in American history when the mass media had been concentrated in a few hands and was trusted because journalists were considered to be objective.
For the woke progressive, there is no difference between Ben Shapiro and Hunter Wallace.
We’re all racists, Nazis, white supremacists, evil haters, etc., etc. Republicans didn’t need to win 60% of the White vote to win the presidency.
Historically speaking, conflict with a European opponent has always driven bouts of racial egalitarianism in the United States.