In the Wall Street Journal on July 7, 2020, Gerard Baker, the journal’s Editor-at-Large and former Editor-in-Chief, wrote a brilliant article titled “Defend America’s History—and Retake Its Institutions.” He begins:
“That was quick.
“At the end of the 20th Century, the U.S. had won World War II and the Cold War, liberated half the planet from history’s most dehumanizing ideologies, advanced a free-market capitalism that had led more humans out of poverty than any other economic system ever devised, and given the world the richest bounty of intellectual, cultural, and scientific capital since the enlightenment. Americans could—and did—look at themselves and the nation they had built with immense pride.
“20 years later, much of the country’s political leadership, almost its entire academic establishment, most of the people who control its news and cultural output, and a good deal of its corporate elite view America as an irredeemably malignant force for enslavement and oppression, a uniquely evil power founded on an ideology of racial supremacy. These Jacobines demand that America repudiate most of the nation’s history, tear down the icons of its creation, and engage in a cultural expurgation of its sins.”
The article continues in the same vein. Mr. Baker eloquently and cogently makes important points and I think you may enjoy reading it.