1. Rorty was very, very, very, very, very prescient. I’m telling ya, 2011-2016 was a lot like 1989-1994. Pat Buchanan. Ross Perot (note: both are still alive). Clintonian Neoliberalism leading to massive Dem gains among the White college-educated. The failure of Reaganism. The rise of White supremacist movements. The rise of SJWs, including hysteria about gays, racism, transgenders, David Duke, and campus rape. The LA riots. Concerns over the EU. War in Eastern Europe. A massive Republican midterm swing.