For decades, conservative commentators and writers have told anyone who would listen that America is going to hell in a handbag.
(An aside: Why do people always go to hell in a handbag? If I must go to hell, I’d prefer a limousine with a fully stocked bar; some beloved books; a picnic basket overflowing with Reuben sandwiches and Route 11 Potato Chips, and yes, I know all that grease and salad dressing clogs the arteries, but why should I care? I’m going to hell; Norah Jones on the radio; a witty woman at my side; and a chauffeur who drives three miles an hour, tops.)
James Burnham’s Suicide of the West, John Derbyshire’s We Are Doomed, Pat Buchanan’s Suicide of a Superpower, Mark Steyn’s After America, and thousands of other books and articles have revealed the damage done to our culture and our republic by the left. Derided and often slandered by liberals and progressives, these writers bravely protested the rising tides of globalism, multiculturalism, socialism, and Marxism. For more than four decades, the editors and writers for the magazine you hold in your hands have stood in these same trenches, speaking out against attacks on the family and Christianity, battling those who call for open borders, and advocating for a return to traditional education and Western values.
Despite the warnings of these men and women,...