While I agree with Matthew Anderson’s critique of Lowry and Ponnuru’s article on American Exceptionalism in the latest issue of National Review, I do not believe the article is without merit and applause. Aside from mishandling the items Matt suggested, the article does, in my opinion, lay out a concise history of America’s unique founding. I wanted to share one quote I found timely and indicting.
In Europe, we see a civilization that is not willing to defend itself: nations that will surrender their sovereignty, cultures that will step aside to be supplanted by an alien creed, peoples that will no longer make the most meaningful investment in the future by reproducing. There is a sense that history is over Europeans are just waiting for someone to turn out the last light in the last gallery of the Louvre.