The culture war rages on in the hearts and minds of many in the developed world. But by and large the war is over in these parts of the world and has left those folks behind, struggling to understand why they can’t recapture the hearts and minds of their countrymen and women.

Yesterday was striking because the new members of Congress were sworn in the United States. The Democratic party celebrated the diversity of the new members, with so many women (comparatively speaking) and so many people of colour (comparatively speaking). There’s even a Native American woman — the first of her…