In your list of desiderata, you shift the topic from revolution to justice, which is subjective where historical politics is not. For example, you’re fond of saying that Bush and Cheney should be brought to justice. But history pays no heed to what should be, and it would take no less than a revolution by the electorate—and not just a change of administration—to bring B-D (a coy echo of Doonesbury’s Brian Dowling?) to trial.
My point is that when you talk of justice, you’re taking your eye off the ball and forgetting that the real political action is historical. That’s why revolutions are never generic and never follow the same pattern; only tyrants do that.
May 03, 2017
August 28, 2017