America’s Cycles of Change

This year marks the centennial anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution and the birth of the Soviet Union. If Russian President Vladimir Putin has spent the past 17 years since being appointed president as Boris Yeltsin’s heir on December 31, 1999 we should expect to see an enormous, endless series of parades, celebrations, regrets and pageantry to engulf the largest country on earth.

However, Donald Trump’s presidency goes, the rejection the Democrats suffered in the major population, old industry states of the so-called Blue Wall looks very unlikely to be reversed by any Democratic national candidate four years from now, or possibly ever.

In 2016, the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate Hillary Clinton compounded the systemic weakness of her own party: Indeed she appeared totally oblivious to it. She ran one of the most inept campaigns in modern US political history.