This question arose after discussion with a long-time reader. I think he and I will end up agreeing to disagree.
What do you think? I hope you’ll also elaborate on your reasons in the comment section.
UPDATE: I have simplified the language of the first two questions. One person said the original wording* was biased and editorializing. I suspect another might say the same, but in the opposite direction. So I stripped the wording down to bare essentials. If anyone wants to change their original answer because they believe my original wording nudged them in one direction or another, I’ll see if that can be done.
* Original wording of the first two questions, for reference: 1) Donald Trump with his protectionist, anti-immigrant, war-making, and general anti-freedom policies; 2) Social-justice “progressives” with their influence on academia, media, business, and culture