It is easy to be a Marxist if you know little of his life. Marx’s predictions about capitalism and the “withering away of the state” turned out to be grossly wrong. What most people do not know is that Marx was a racist and an anti-Semite.
Today, people watch their leaders in city after city fail to keep the peace and restore order as protesters riot at will, and they make plans to move out. In the suburbs and country, they quietly observe the inability of cops to quell the violence, and they buy guns.
Politicians and bureaucrats cannot eliminate a virus any more than they can eliminate terrorism. What they can do is use terrorism, a virus, and other real, exaggerated, or manufactured crises to expand their power at the expense of our liberty.
The magnificent temple known as Hagia Sophia (Holy Wisdom) was for many centuries the largest Christian church in the Byzantine Empire, also known as the Eastern Roman Empire.
A terrified left wants Joe Biden to coast to victory, and many on that side share a belief that his “basement bunker” strategy may be the only way he gets there.