And so, unfortunately is history. From the Gay Nineties (1890s) paralleling Clinton's years, to the upsurgence of populist movements starting around 1905, paralleling the diminishing of democratic governments in South America, we seem to be on a path that could run to total war in the next ten years.
Re my tagline, it looks more and more impossible every day.
So many people WANT to be "looked after" and thus told what to do, that despots of every kind are eager to "give" these little people what they desire.
I think the brand of rabid, virulent marxism sweeping latin and south america are possibly the biggest challenge we face. They may very well eclipse the radical islamists. And I think China is behind it.