The Left has long been weak. It dominates elite circles, but not much else.
Amy Coney Barrett earned her law degree from Notre Dame. The other 8 justices earned their degrees from Harvard or Yale. President Trump’s ideological shake-up of the Supreme Court bodes well for diversity, which in turn bodes well for a resurgence of the American Left in the civic, intellectual, and moral life of the republic.
The stranglehold that the two schools had on Ivy legal thought has meant that the American Right would always be stronger ideologically as well as civically and morally.
It is perhaps ironic that Donald Trump, in trying to Make America Great Again, has done just that by opening up the avenues of power to diverse modes of thought. Donald Trump’s crusade for diversity has indeed opened up elite American circles to competition. This will only strengthen the Left, as it will now have to incorporate non-professional voices into its apparatuses of power, as the Right has long done with much success.
A strong Left that is not overly reliant on elite opinion bodes well for the republic.
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In that context, is it unfair to note North America as a product of the Right, compared to Latin America as a product of the Left?
Unfair? No. But I don’t think it’s quite correct, either. Latin America has a very different left-and-right than we do (see Bruno, and Federico, and Lucas). Their conservatives have been around much longer longer than ours, for one thing, and their liberals have always been a distinct minority. This is why the various strands of socialism are so successful there.