A government should not decide what are acceptable thoughts. But it is their job to defend free speech and ensure no thoughts are censored by activists.
The modern left was predicated on a tacit understanding between the liberal internationalists on one hand, and social democrats and closet Marxists on the other. That peace is shattered, for good.
Instead of idealism, ensuring stability and order, regardless of who provides it, should be the key American aim in South Asia.
Let South American powers do the military intervention, carrying the security burden instead of costly American occupation, which will inevitably result in a civil war.
Britain needs to choose whether it wants to be aligned with free market cousins across the pond or operate under a new order established by Mittel Europa.