This is a very interesting and inspiring post because it touches fundamentals necessary to stop America’s slide, as against talks about trivial issues that are many times seen on freedom-leaning forums. I don’t know how I missed this one, because I do visit forums frequently to read. But there is a negative tone in the article which I wish to change to hope – despite living in India’s hell I have not given up on America as of yet as the engine of civilization. Previously I have made some “fast posts” on various forums, but mainly with the intention of knowing American mind – why America is sliding unstoppably, and why no one is able to even slow down the pace. Obama’s re-election was such a jolt that several even talked of migration to other countries (like CF has declared it as the demise).
Earlier when I talked about collapse of civilization I got thoroughly pasted. People on some Objectivist sites also ganged up against me when I talked about Aristotle’s greatness and contribution to civilization, like starting from metaphysics (apart from Libertarians calling it as “Randroid nonsense”). Other points about which I took beating were: Whether America is a democracy or a republic, the banality of Jefferson’s “All men were created equal” etc. All of it contributed as experience / knowledge to my writing. Now I have completed this book – Is Democracy the Nemesis also of the Anglo-Saxons? It covers in detail all the fundamental issues (amongst many others) touched by CF and the replies to his OP like the argument between John Rgt and Yosef. I had like to discuss it one part after another serially. I will make these posts and interested readers can give their views. I do believe that the book will help in stopping the slide America is on, and in a few posts the readers will come to know whether they agree or it is just my fancy – and based on their response / replies I too will know when to stop posting.
PS: Please note that other than good books there is no way of handling such a huge topic like stopping America’s slide. That it will happen “in a few words” (as I was advised to do on a forum) is out of question – its too very big a topic. So the posts will be a bit large, but perhaps OK for the essay section.