As we continue to analyze the Russo-America relationship, I can't help but recall professors Francis Fukuyama and Sam Huntington and their assessments of world conflicts and their catalysts.
For instance, Fukuyama posited that ideology is irrelevant when it comes global conflict. How very wrong you were, professor.
Ideology isn't dead. It is very much alive and has served as the moving force behind Nazism, Communism, and Jihadism. All of these are totalitarian ideologies.
Thankfully, throughout history there has been resistance to such ideologies, be they the Jews who rose up against the Nazis or Communist "refusniks" like the great author, Solzhenitsyn.
But make no mistake: Ideas matter.
And the United States is the last best hope against ideas born of evil, totalitarian agendas.