I see two diametrically apposed movements in action. Basically the alt-right is a loud reaction to the fact that the world is moving rapidly to the left — more open and accepting. So naturally by the law of probability balance — fascism is making a dangerous bid to take over countries all around the globe. We do live in interesting times. For every Donald Trump there is a mayor Pete. This bad good morality play has been going on forever.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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