As time passes, a decreasing slice of the electorate has any experience at all of old-fashioned socialism. And the argument that it doesn’t work cuts little ice.
There is only one priority: keep the Stalinists, trots, Islamist fellow-travellers, gender and feminist lunatics and, yes, the young deluded idealists out of power.
The “modernisers” think that people with clear principles are cranks. In five years, they may find themselves queuing for food at their local Red Star state supermarket.
The tenacity of his public image as a well-meaning grandfather figure doesn’t change his shameful record.
But the two halves of any putative progressive alliance are divided. The intelligentsia may be against Brexit, but the working class is enthusiastically for it.
The script for the new relationship with the EU must be written as much by those who valued it as by those who campaigned to leave it.
Is it truly necessary to keep reciting these arguments? Sadly, yes – in each generation some people are drawn to brutal ideologies.
Khalid Masood, who murdered PC Keith Palmer, turns out to be one – and was originally called Adrian Elms.
The malign old cadger’s deadly influence lives on.
Despite progress in some countries, fewer are free than 20 years ago. Does Trump have a practicable plan – or any at all – to help turn the tables worldwide?
One historical study has found that, on average, authoritarian parties surge by around 30 per cent as the economic consequences play out.
I would refuse naturalisation as a British citizen to anyone who does not subscribe to the values.
Technical security, good intelligence and confidence in our values saw us through against communism. We need all of them to see the West through this again.
Meanwhile, the country endured not only Stalingrad and Stalino, but also Stalinabad, Stalinsk, Stalinogorsk, Stalinskoye, Stalinski, Staliniri & Mount Stalin.
The wholesale and widespread rejection of Marxism-Leninism is a testament to how thoroughly he and his comrades won the argument.