From the Huntington-was-right department, Patrick J. Buchanan on the revocation of legitimacy for liberal democracy and Leftism seen with the Trump revolution:
What we seem to be seeing is a rejection, and a counterreformation against the views and values that came out of the social and political revolutions of the 1960s.
…Across the West, establishments have lost credibility.
The proliferation of minority parties, tearing off pieces of the traditional ruling parties, points to a growing distrust in ruling regimes and a return to identifying with the nation and tribe whence one came.
A concomitant of this is a growing disbelief in egalitarianism and in the equality of all races, creeds, nations, cultures and peoples.
From the end of WWII to the present day, world Leftism was given essentially a blank check to avoid (1) the Great Depression and (2) Hitler (with a possible footnote mentioning “and Stalin too”).
Instead, it delivered us into a soft totalitarian system where ideology is more important than reality, and consequently, everything is falling apart. It managed to do worse than Hitler and the Great Depression by threatening to extinguish all of us.
As a result, people see the Leftist system as failed just as much as the Soviets, and are rehabilitating some ideas from the Hitler era, namely that diversity does not work — minus the slave labor, genocide, and epic wars that made Hitlerism a failure.
With the election of Barack Obama, the Left thought it had won, when in reality, it was in its final probation period. Being unrealistic, it chose not to improve life, but to tell all of us that we were Hitlerians while advancing a suicidal Utopian agenda.