The Cold War came to an end more than a quarter-century ago. When the winds of change started to blow in the eastern bloc, and then the Berlin Wall finally came down, many of us wondered what the future would bring.
I remember in the summer of 1990 driving through the Shenandoah River
Valley of Virginia with a veteran leader of the anti-communist movement
and talking about what life would be like without the Soviet menace
dominating our foreign policy.
“Will we forget what they were like, and will it be easier to bring
socialism to America after the Soviet Union is gone because we have
forgotten?” I asked. He agreed that this would be a great danger—America
might forget the horrors of socialism when it was no longer an armed
doctrine threatening our very existence.
Evidence that much of America has forgotten the horrors of socialism
in the 20th century seems to be emerging on college campuses and among
the citizenry. While those of us who grew up during the Cold War will
find it shockingly hard to believe, socialism is growing as an approved
political/economic system in America.
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