Sunday, July 17, 2016

The Prophet Huntington

Most of you are aware of Prof. Huntington's work as a social scientist.  He was dead-on.  But his last book, published in 2004, was not very popular with The Elites of both parties because he nailed it again.

In fact, the angst of Flyover Country which resulted in Trump was described very well--which is why The Elites didn't like the book at all.

Trump is not the solution, of course.  At the same time, one wonders if the (R) Party poohbahs will pay attention for a change.  (We know that the (D) poohbahs don't give a rat's ass.)


Anonymous said...

I just finished "The Oak and the Calf", a memoir by Solzhenitsyny
so I will now read this one.



Dad29 said...

Well, after that, read Solz'syn's commencement address at Harvard!

Anonymous said...

Do you mean this one?

A World Split Apart
Delivered 8 June 1978, Harvard University


Dad29 said...


Anonymous said...

Solzhenitsyny the prophet in 1978 wrote.

.........A decline in courage may be the most striking feature which an outside observer notices in the West in our days. The Western world has lost its civil courage, both as a whole and separately, in each country, each government, each political party, and, of course, in the United Nations.

Such a decline in courage is particularly noticeable among the ruling groups and the intellectual elite, causing an impression of loss of courage by the entire society. Of course, there are many courageous individuals, but they have no determining influence on public life..........


Patrick Buchanon comes to a similar conclusion with Solzhenitsyny, when he writes about Congress lacking "courage" to check the overreach of the supreme court.

..........Since the Earl Warren era, the Supreme Court has usurped the legislative power and imposed social policies, and Congress, which has the power under Article III to shackle the Ruth Bader Ginsburgs and restrict the court’s jurisdiction, has lacked the courage to do so...............

Who Gave Us Justice Ginsburg?

-- Mississippi