Here is Jim Hanson writing about Michael Anton’s new book After the Flight 93 Election:
Former Trump national security official Michael Anton has just published a short book, ‘After the Flight 93 Election,’ that further illuminates his hugely influential essay on the 2016 presidential race.
America faces many threats around the world, but we are far more likely to destroy ourselves from within than ever be defeated by an external power. That process has been underway for decades. It’s an essential part of the left’s progressive agenda. In an unintentionally honest moment, President Obama said as much when he spoke of “fundamentally transforming” this country.
There was a potential tipping point with the 2016 election which Michael Anton, who later served as a senior national security official in the Trump administration, noted in his seminal essay “The Flight 93 Election.” Had Trump lost, multiple liberal justices in the mold of Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan added to the Supreme Court would have had the effect of rendering the words and meaning of the Constitution subject to the outcomes needed to achieve that fundamental transformation, among other dangerous outcomes. Anton returns now with a look at where we stand two years later with a short book, “After the Flight 93 Election: The Vote That Saved America and What We Still Have To Lose.”
This may seem like a counter-intuitive observation, considering how contentious his presidency has been, but to some extent we can never come together until we have more fully broken apart. It is a time for deciding, and Trump serves as a perfect catalyst. For those of the left, he forces them to rip the masks of civility and moderation off to let their true colors show: the bloody red of socialism.
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