Ross Douthat is one of my favorite commentators at the New York Times. He comes from a fundamentally Catholic and small-c conservative background, from which he derives insights quite unlike my own. I rarely agree with him, but he does a very effective job of communicating how he arrives at his conclusions, which I find very enlightening. You can see where common ground might be found. I encourage my readers to regularly peruse his stuff.
Today Douthat is beginning an entertaining series of science-fictional tweets:
Envisioning a future where the Bob Kagan of 2050 writes that "Europeans are from Mars, Americans are from Venus," and everyone nods.— Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) February 11, 2016
Dateline, 2035: Parisian tabloids scream "Yankee Cowards!" as socialist U.S. gov't opposes French invasion of Islamist-ruled Egypt.— Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) February 11, 2016
Dateline 2032: Democrat-Socialist candidates promise "U.S. out of NATO" after American peacekeepers die policing Russo-Turkish armistice.— Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) February 11, 2016
First, will humans still be peacekeeping in 2032? My guess is “yes,” but robots will be with them.
Second, it looks like fun!
Third, this blog got there first. His future has already come true! We just don’t realize it yet.