Over at The American Scene, Republican blogger and co-author of Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream, Reihan Salam, has had a pretty good idea: a series of alternate histories involving Barack Obama. My favorite?
Having displaced Yuri Andropov as General Secretary, Comrade Obama, a
controversial figure barely in his twenties, son of a Kenyan exchange student at
M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, chooses to take an aggressive stance
against the cowboy Reagan. By launching a crash-course in the new computing
technologies, he successfully revives the Soviet economy and the Soviet war
machine, which goes on to extend a kinder, gentler brand of communism across the
Afro-Asian world. Western Europe abandons NATO to join the Warsaw Pact.
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