But the central idea of Andrew Michta's essay at The American Interest is that, more than the jihadist threat, more than the challenges posed by North Korea, Iran, Russia or China, more than the economic underperformance of America and Europe, the reason the West itself has dicey prospects is the erosion of its foundational concept, the sovereign nation-state. Our decadent culture is to blame for that.
Okay, one teaser sentence:
Today, in the wake of decades of group identity politics and the attendant deconstruction of our heritage through academia, the media, and popular culture, this conviction in the uniqueness of the West is only a pale shadow of what it was a mere half century ago.Now, read it all.
And Happy Easter.