There has been a lot of talk lately about the impending demise of liberal democracy and if anything can be done to save it. Yes, things look bleak, and men of good will everywhere must act before it is too late. But what should we do? To answer that question we must first know what we are up against; for we can fight effectively only if we know what we are fighting against. Michael Anton provides the answer. He writes in the latest edition of the Claremont Review of Books that absent cataclysm or conquest, all regimes:
are felled by the inevitable radicalization of their core principle. Democracy, then, falls when its core principles of liberty and equality are perverted into license and leveling.