July 22, 2020

The End of the “Wrong Side of History”

Russian President Vladimir Putin

President Barack Obama, in criticizing Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s conquest of the Crimean Peninsula, described Putin as standing on the "wrong side of history."  This curious and arresting phrase has become a common usage among western liberals.   It is testimony to their self-confidence, and to their belief that they have accurately read the deeper currents and inevitable direction of human affairs.  These, in the view of the president and his supporters, point … [Read more...]