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Why This Revolution Isn't Like the '60s

Victor Davis Hanson, PJ Media

The war no longer pits radicals against conservatives, but often socialists and anarchists against both liberals and conservatives. In the ’60s, a huge “silent majority” finally had enough, elected Richard Nixon and slowed down the revolution by jailing its criminals, absorbing and moderating it. Today, if there is a silent mass of traditionalists and conservatives, they remain in hiding. If they stay quiet in their veritable mental monasteries and deplore the violence in silence, the revolution will steamroll on. But as in the past, if they finally snap, then even this cultural revolution will sputter out, too.