Dear Professor Hanson,
As all good and bad things from the US eventually wash over my small country, Denmark, I just wanted to thank you deeply for your efforts.
Please understand that the disasters facing the US at present from identity politics, an almost overtly lying media, leadership that basically uses fiction to steer by, The Imaginarium, to the border crisis and climate scare also impacts European politics. Our answers might be different, but we are caught with the US in the same madhouse. Except we can’t fix the problem ourselves – the US has the keys to the exit since you are the leader of the free world.
So, you are also doing your work for Europe. And I just wanted to let you know and express deep gratitude.
I have read a few of your books and will continue with The Second World Wars. And I understand a new version of “Mexifornia” will be out soon. Happy to hear!
Vh (kind regards)
Dear Not At All Angry Reader Jacob,
You are right that our woke Revolution will determine European wokeness as well, although the pathology of Western narcissism, self-loathing, and nihilism cross-fertilize all of the West, perhaps because it is so adept at creating so much affluence, freedom, and leisure for so many through free-market capitalism and consensual government—a menu that requires the suppression of the appetites, reverence for the sacrifices of the past, the transcendence of religion, and a little humility about the thin veneer of civilization and the flawed nature of human kind. Good things to remember on Easter Sunday.
An irony is that for the last fifty years we suffered the importation of the French postmodernists, like Derrida, Foucault, Lacan and earlier the Frankfurt School, which had an enormously mesmerizing effect on American academics now in positions of real power in the academy, and who introduced these relativist ideas into the general culture, whose bitter harvests are everywhere. Of course, we the people are to blame for allowing these racialists and nihilists to rewrite our past, control the present, and plan our future.
Thank you for your note. European moderates, traditionalists, and conservatives are among the most important people in our effort to preserve the Western tradition. Don’t you think that millions on both sides of the Atlantic are seeing that silence only empowers the Jacobins, who even in their arrogance do not represent a majority of the population but seek to destroy our very collective heritage—history’s unique tradition that was inclusive, self-reflective and gave humanity the greatest prosperity, security and freedom? Thank you for your intercontinental solidarity!