How Cultural Revolutions Die — or Not By Victor Davis Hanson
Once a cultural revolution gets going, there can be no contextualization of the past, no allowance for human frailty, no consideration of weighing evil vs. good. Eventually, the architects of cultural upheavals always make two miscalculations. One, they presume that destroying things will never apply to themselves, given their loud virtue-signaling. Two, if they are fingered by the mob, they assume they can somehow use their clout and influence to win exemption.