A new generation of Americans doesn’t value free speech

Summary: It's another sign of America's decay. As adults, they are unlikely to change their values. Soon two generations of Americans won't value free speech . These young people are part of America, and eventually will be America. Let's fix this problem before it is too late. The Republic seems strong, rock-like, even eternal. But we … Continue reading A new generation of Americans doesn’t value free speech

Andrew Bacevich looks at America’s political rot and describes solutions

Summary: Andrew Bacevich is one of our most acute political observers. In this essay he accurately describes one aspect of the rot affecting our politics. The solution he proposes reveal the deeper and more serious rot. There is a solution, if we have the will and wit to make it happen.   "The Post-Cold-War Consensus … Continue reading Andrew Bacevich looks at America’s political rot and describes solutions

Let’s act now so that America doesn’t end from this pitiful, even disgraceful, cause

Losing Faith in American democracy

Summary: What happens when people lose faith in their political regime? Yesterday's post gave us the Terrifying news about the state of the Republic: each generations of Americans has less faith in democracy than their parents. Today Foa and Mounk explain what happens next. We are locking ourselves into guaranteed failure: we don't work our political machinery, which … Continue reading Let’s act now so that America doesn’t end from this pitiful, even disgraceful, cause

Terrifying news about the state of the Republic

Summary: Why watch horror films when you can read about the state of the American Republic? This paper is the most important thing you will read today. Perhaps this week. Perhaps this month. Perhaps this year. It might prepare you for what's coming to America and the West. If we are lucky, perhaps it will … Continue reading Terrifying news about the state of the Republic

Can we love the Constitution without knowing what it says?

The Constitution: We the People

Summary: As the fourth of July celebrations approach, let's take a quick look a the health of America's current political regime. It rests on the Constitution. It that goes, so goes our regime. Now for the bad news -- and the good. “How easily men satisfy themselves that the Constitution is exactly what they wish it … Continue reading Can we love the Constitution without knowing what it says?