When, in the 1950s, Nikita Khrushchev said, "We will bury you," and, "Your children will live under communism," Eisenhower's
By 1980, however, the tide did indeed seem to be with the East.
Just a decade later, the world turned upside-down.
The Berlin Wall fell.
was suddenly free. The Soviet Union disintegrated. China
abandoned Maoism for state capitalism.
Now, 20 years on, the wheel has turned again -- toward darkness. No longer do we hear chatter about "The End of History" and triumph of democratic capitalism, of
imposing her "global hegemony" or leading mankind into "a second
The hubris is gone, and triumphalism has given way to anxiety, apprehension, alarm.
In an essay, "The Return of Toxic Nationalism," Robert Kaplan, a geopolitical analyst for Stratfor, writes that Western elites are even yet failing to see the larger, darker picture of our evolving world.
These elites identify with the…
Source: Town Hall