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The words in President Trump’s Warsaw speech could have been spoken by Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush or John F. Kennedy — indeed by virtually any of Trump’s predecessors. And if they had, they would have been almost universally hailed. But many decided that this was another occasion for the liberal outrage machine to crank into gear.
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The battles against socialism were won in the 1970s and 80s, and the Reagan/Thatcher alliance pushed many pro-market policies due to the intellectual victories and their political skills. But what we observed in the United Kingdom yesterday is that those same battles will have to be won again.