Pundits using analogies of revolutionary Jacobins or the Cultural Revolution of Chairman Mao or the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four to characterize current societal dysfunction, shoot in the wrong direction. 1789 France, 1960s and 1970s China, and Orwell’s creation all commence in deteriorated totalitarian settings.

America, in stark distinction, unravels from its perch as the most celebrated civilization in humanity’s history. Our country arguably exhibits the least prejudice and most significant economic opportunities for the most people, anywhere on record. If this nation is so grim and systemically racist, why do immigrants perpetually clamor for entry, legally and otherwise?

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