The Second Coming of the Late ’70s?

The 1970s are remembered for many things: the end of the Vietnam War, Richard Nixon’s resignation from the presidency, American hostages held for 444 days by Iran and disco (ugh).


In 1978, Pope John Paul II became leader of the Roman Catholic Church. In 1979, Jimmy Carter accused Americans of suffering from a “malaise.” Margaret Thatcher was elected as Britain’s first female Prime Minister. With two conservatives in power the political trifecta was completed with the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980.

Those events make me hopeful that a second conservative coming may be about to happen. Once again, large parts of Europe are leading the way.

Using the preferred language of the left, Politico reported on the EU elections, “Far Right Wins Big.” There were other news stories suggesting fascism may be about to return to the continent.

Here’s how Politico styled the results: “As polls predicted, far-right forces made major gains across the bloc. In France, the National Rally raked in nearly a third of the votes, consolidating itself as the leading ultra nationalist group in the next Parliament. Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy similarly soared, with more than a quarter of voters backing the

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