January 4, 2022: In history, on this day in 1965 President Lyndon Johnson proposed a “Great Society.” His ambitious plan to promote civil rights and make progressive changes in health care and education actually succeeded in improving quality of life for many people. Today, however, Johnson’s great society is being undermined with the apparent demise of Democracy. Donald Trump, a former US president, has endorsed Hungary’s autocratic leader, Viktor Orban. Meanwhile in Sudan, the transition from a dictatorship to a democracy has been thwarted with the apparent ouster of Prime Ministrator Abdalla Hamdoke. Meanwhile snowstorms are causing problems for drivers as well as for air travelers.