I will have to read and think about the entire article, but this snippet reminds people that for years it was assumed that communism was the way of the future.
Burnham’s core vision had changed. In 1964, he published another book of prophecy. This was entitled Suicide of the West: An Essay on the Meaning and Destiny of Liberalism. The Soviet Union and its allies had the will to power. Liberalism and its defenders did not. “The primary issue before Western civilization today, and before its member nations, is survival.” (Sound familiar?)
And it was liberalism, Burnham argued, with its self-criticism and lack of commitment, that would pull our civilization down from within. Suicide.
well, not much for us to do: as the Nigerian proverb says: When the elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.
On the other hand, as I pointed out in my earlier post: repressive regimes tend to fail because people eventually rise up.
Or as the Mashona proverb warns: Even a small snake has a tooth.
This proverb explains the "deplorables"...