Thursday, July 19, 2018

Better Late Than Never

Former President Obama warns against counting on autocrats to run our lives:

Barack Obama said on Tuesday the world should resist cynicism over the rise of strongmen, in an apparent reference to populist leaders who hold power in a number of countries.

Pity 8 years of hope and change had so little lasting effect abroad.

Still, I welcome his rebuke to the "pen and phone" Tom Friedman "reasonably enlightened" autocrat-loving wing of the Democratic Party, late though it is.