“First the humanities, then the social sciences and now even the sciences have been forced to bend to identity politics.” Editorial, The Wall Street Journal
“The New York Times has tried to replace 1776 with the 1619 arrival of the first slaves to North America as a racist America’s founding event.” Ibid
“In the case of slavery, what was peculiar about the West was that it’s the first civilization to turn against slavery, beginning in the eighteenth century and that it destroyed slavery around the world beginning in the nineteenth century.” Thomas Sowell, Intellectuals and Society, p. 308
“By and large, for most of history, Europeans enslaved other Europeans, Africans enslaved other Africans and Asians enslaved other Asians.” Ibid., p. 309
Bernie Sanders’s victory in New Hampshire on top of his tie in Iowa makes him a favorite for the Democratic presidential nomination. Hard to believe, but in a winnable race against President Trump the opposition may nominate a socialist who wants the government to control energy production and health care, who wants nationwide rent control, and who calls America a “racist society from top to bottom.” No wonder Democrats like James Carville are in agony.
The Vermont revolutionary’s victory portends a long primary battle, unless Democratic voters elevate a single mainstream candidate who can challenge him. Mr. Sanders will get his 25% to 30% primary after primary, racking up delegates on his way to the convention. If other candidates keep dividing the other votes, he will be hard to stop, as Mr. Trump was for Republicans in 2016. Even if a single alternative emerges, Mr. Sanders won’t go down without a ferocious intra-party fight.