From the Nov/Dec, 2016 issue of Touchstone
The Gathering Storm by James Hitchcock

The Gathering Storm

James Hitchcock on the Transformative Election of 2016

The 2016 election is one of the most crucial in American history, its results likely to reverberate for decades and to transform the character of American society permanently. But those who look upon this prospect with dread can do little to prevent it.

The Democratic party is now committed to the final consolidation of the authority of the liberal welfare state over every aspect of human life, with "welfare" defined not merely as economic aid to the needy but as governmentally enacted "solutions" to every kind of "problem."

In theory, liberalis . . .


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