The once-utopian visions of 1970s California - unionized public employees, more state lands off-limits, more regulations, higher taxes on the wealthy, vastly expanded social services, de facto open borders - have at last mostly come true, but apparently not in the fashion anticipated by most Californians of those long-ago times.
In cash-strapped Greece, when similar things happened, protesters blamed the Germans. But without Germans, whom can Californians blame but themselves?
Victor Davis Hanson is a classicist and historian at Stanford’s Hoover Institution.
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