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March 22, 2014 5:00 PM

The emptiness of the right side of history

I doubt Barack Obama and John Kerry have Marx or Hegel on the brain when they prattle on about the right and wrong sides of history. They more properly belong in what some call the “Whig school” of history, that the world progresses toward the inevitable victory of liberal democracy and social enlightenment. Still, this administration has used the “wrong side of history” phrase more than any I can remember.

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