MICHAEL BARONE: America Today Resembles 1910 More Than Postwar Era:

America in 1910, with nearly 100 million people, was in important ways less like the postwar America of 150 million than like today’s America of 300 million. Studying how Americans handled — or mishandled — similar challenges may prove more fruitful than yearning to restore the unique and non-replicable America of Charles Murray’s, Robert Putnam’s and my youth.

Just to shift the timeline forward only a few years from 1910, our current president is far more like Woodrow Wilson, his fellow “Progressive” Democrat academic, than either man would care to admit.