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Sat Dec 29, 2018, 06:21 AM

What Will History Books Say About 2018?

How will history remember this wild year? Which events were significant and which were distractions? POLITICO Magazine asked the smartest historians we know to put all that happened over the past 12 months in its proper historical context—by literally writing the paragraph that history books of the future will include about 2018. Here’s what they had to say:

The year of distraction
The end of American exceptionalism
When we saw the fault lines after the earthquake
The decline of America’s dominance
A Manichean year of rage and violence
The fight between authoritarianism and democracy
The year of cruelty
Liberal democracy vs. Trumpism


[link:https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/12/28/what-will-history-books-say-about-2018-223561|

Add to the list?????

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Soph0571 Dec 2018 OP
akraven Dec 2018 #1
rampartc Dec 2018 #2
kentuck Dec 2018 #3
Sucha NastyWoman Dec 2018 #4
Polly Hennessey Dec 2018 #5
wishstar Dec 2018 #6
MineralMan Dec 2018 #7
Brawndo Dec 2018 #8

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 06:25 AM

1. We lost damn near everything.

But we'll get it back. I'm in a "Red Dawn" mood about sTrump!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 06:49 AM

2. "president for life trump

purged his party of non believers as he continued to maga."

unless we work hard enough to defeat this authoritarian and his followers forever.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 06:55 AM

3. For some unexplained reason...

The Legislature of the government sat back and did nothing as our government was demolished?

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 07:59 AM

4. Constant chaos

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 09:24 AM

5. They will wonder

how we let this happen. They will shake their heads at our stupidity and our lack of courage to stand up to the Idiot. If they suffer for our inability to rid ourselves of the Trump pestilence, we will always be viewed as the enablers of a Malignant/Malevolent Grifter.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 09:52 AM

6. There was a Blue Wave as voters took back control of House of Representatives

after 2 years of no checks and balances, pendulum is swinging back

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 09:55 AM

7. Actually, we won't know for a while.

Writing history happens some time after the history was made, and depends on the outcomes of what happened in a certain period.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 10:16 AM

8. They'll say

they woke the sleeping giant, again. Japan found this out the hard way, magats will too.

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