Autopsy of a Dead Coup, by Victor Davis Hanson.
For those of you not familiar with Victor Davis Hanson, I include a few biographical tidbits along with his wikipedia page here: Victor Davis Hanson
“VDH” as he is affectionately known, is a brilliant historian and classical thinker. He truly is a farmer in the San Joaquin Valley of California — an area that is the “bread basket to the world”. If California were its own country, it would still be the world’s 5th largest economy, far surpassing Russia, (for example). The continuing mismanagement of the state by its “progressive” policies has caused an incredibly shrinking middle class and at an alarming rate. The old adage in the USA is that, “so goes California, so goes the rest of the nation”. VDH has written brilliantly about this and many other topics including this linked article above where he tells us of the desperation of the left to defeat Trump, the left’s boogey man de jour.
If California is the leading indicator for the USA, it can also be said that the USA is often a leading indicator for the rest of the Western world. Caveat Emptor — buyer beware!