I read about leftist radicalism in college. I took a few course on Russian history including one I made for an independent studies course on the History of the Soviet Union. I read about V.I. Lenin and Leon Trotsky. Those guys were leftist radicals. Isaac Deutcher’s three books on Trotsky are well worth reading, as is Trotsky’s biography of Stalin that continued to chapter nine, if I remember correctly, before an assassin from Stalin killed him in the middle of the chapter.
Will the issues the United States has today that are quite polarized stimulate lasting problems for the nation?
I fulfilled my statutory obligation to be in the military (reservist) eight years, and am a classical liberal of the 18th century sort with Christian values.
I have been an observer of U.S. politics pretty much about 60 years so I would be hard to convince that the U.S.A. has a paucity of leftist radicalism…not that it is very intelligent, original or well informed about the real state of political affairs in the U.S.A.
Observing the changes of the Soviet Union to evolve to what is present day Russia I note the rise of peaceful evolution to new nations and forms of government without war when it is in the best interests of the people “When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form,”